Lower Gar Culverts Installed None Too Soon!

Lower Gar Culverts Installed None Too Soon! July 9th, 2011 With lake levels extremely high, flooding all over the Midwest and more rain projected for the summer, IGLA can claim a victory that the two additional box culverts are now installed under 230th Avenue east of Milford. Over the course of the past few years … Read more

New State Law Aims to Slow Spread of Invasive Species

June 6, 2011 Lake Minnetonka Patch Legislation aimed at strengthening Minnesota’s ability to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species was signed into law last week by Gov. Mark Dayton. The new law received bipartisan support in the Legislature. New measures call for more thorough watercraft inspections and stronger regulations to prohibit the transportation of … Read more

West Okoboji, Big Spirit on new impaired waters list

Small streams and some of the most popular destinations in the Iowa Great Lakes found their way on Iowa’s 2010 list of impaired waters, according to John Olson, the DNR’s specialist on water quality assessments. That doesn’t mean swimmers should abandon Emerson Bay, where higher-than-acceptable bacteria levels were once measured on West Lake Okoboji. That … Read more

A Threat Hard to Imagine

By Phil Petersen It is hard to imagine a biological threat to the Iowa Great Lakes so damaging that modern science couldn’t fix.  That is the situation we face with Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS).  These invaders can sneak in silently and immediately begin to take over.  They have no native enemies and can grow very rapidly.  … Read more