Month: May 2015

Curlyleaf Pondweed: Impact Felt in NW Iowa Lakes

Curlyleaf pondweed was introduced into Iowa in the early 1900’s and is prevalent in all but 2 states in the U.S. This plant has had extraordinary growing conditions this year as evidenced by the thick mats of this plant that have grown to the surface of East Okoboji Lake.

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New hydrological buoy installed

Iowa Lakeside Laboratories has installed a hydrological buoy on West Lake Okoboji. The purpose is to collect West Okoboji lake data that will be helpful for improving water quality. Each 10 minutes the buoy reports by radio the air & water temperature, relative...

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