Ever wonder where the algae comes from that effects Lake Wisconsin most summers? Ever wonder what YOU could do to help prevent the algae blooms? Your questions will be answered on June 14 at 6:00 PM at the Lodi Town Hall located at W10919 County Road V Lodi, WI 53555.
Matthew Diebel, PhD, and Kevin Kirsch PE from the Wisconsin DNR will be presenting some of the results from the DNR’s extensive TMDL study looking at phosphorus loads up and down the Wisconsin River, from the headwaters to Lake Wisconsin. It is, for the most part, the phosphorus loads that cause the algae blooms we experience.
What we, the Lake Wisconsin community, the state of Wisconsin and all communities along the Wisconsin River can do to help reduce phosphorus loads is in part the question. If we ignore these elevated phosphorus loads, we can be assured of an increase in algae blooms and a decrease in property values and recreational opportunities. Of all the communities up and down the Wisconsin River our community should be very concerned/involved; as we are the recipient of all things flowing down river.
The Lake Wisconsin Alliance (LWA) invites you to participate in this very important discussion, as it is your future that will be affected if we do not do all we can to reduce phosphorus loading throughout the Wisconsin River basin. Additional information on the Wisconsin River TMDL Study can be found here.
The LWA is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that endeavors to balance the diverse interests of the Lake Wisconsin community while improving water quality, recreational opportunities, and sustaining a healthy ecosystem within the Lake Wisconsin watershed.
If you have questions about this event, feel free to contact Melissa Keenan at 608-963-3428, or firstname.lastname@example.org.