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.

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 humidly, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction in degrees, and rainfall. The … Read more

Memorial Day weekend kicks off Okoboji summer

This weekend marks the official beginning of summer in the Iowa Great Lakes area. We hope you’ve marked your calendars for all of your favorite Okoboji events. Click to see some of our favorites.