Carver County Water Management

By Madeline Seveland Carver County Water Management   The scenery outside my office on cooler fall mornings is nothing short of beautiful: the view of Courthouse Lake with still waters in a soft morning light, and with a silvery veil of mist floating just above the water. Morning mist over lakes and ponds in fall […]

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By Madeline Seveland Carver County Water Management The waste water from your home, including sinks, toilets, and showers, gets treated at a wastewater treatment facility where trash, bacteria and other pollutants are removed. Then the water is purified and released into a water body like a lake or river. There is other water from your […]

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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management We know zebra mussels as small fingernail size mussels with brown and yellow stripes. But before we see the actual shell encased mussel, zebra mussels can be living in a lake or river as veligers. Veligers are free swimming zebra mussel larvae and are so named for their […]

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By Madeline Seveland Roads closed, basement remodels on the rise, and the mosquitoes, insane. This has not felt like an ordinary summer for many of us with the multiple impacts from rain that would have made Noah visit his local lumber yard. One of the mostly noticeable differences this summer has been the lack of […]

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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management Of the many problems facing our waters, two of them have a common solution. The first problem is lake and river pollution caused by stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff is rain (or snow) that has fallen on driveways, streets, parking lots, and roofs, and runs across these hard surfaces, […]

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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management As we enjoy the warmer temperatures of a finally arrived spring, we still see the effects of a bitingly cold and long winter in the fish populations of our lakes. Fish kills are a normal occurrence in the annual cycle of a lake. Sometimes referred to as “winterkill,” […]

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