Center Lake Blue Green Algae Blooms

We’ve received a number of calls regarding a blue green algae (cyanobacteria) die off on Center Lake today (attached photos).  Center Lake has been more prone to these blooms in recent years, and this one is impacting Hayward’s Bay on West Okoboji Lake.  Water entering West O is bluish in color and has probably lowered … Read more

DNR: An Aquatic Invasive Species Has Found Its Way Into The Iowa Great Lakes

BigHead Carp Caught in East Okoboji Lake Tuesday August 9, 2011 The DNR issued this news release on Tuesday SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has verified the presence of bighead carp in East Okoboji Lake after two fish were collected Tuesday during the DNR’s annual fish sampling effort. Bighead carp, … Read more