Carver County Water Management

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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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management Healthy lawns soak up rain and can prevent stormwater runoff, thus keeping polluted water out of our lakes and rivers. As we look to the warm weather and season of yard care, here are some tips for establishing healthy lawns and using fertilizers and herbicides. Proper application of [...]

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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management Did you know there is more than one type of lake? Lakes are categorized in many ways. Most often it is by the amount of algae and aquatic plants they have, but also by their size or hydrology (the area they drain), plant or animal communities, or the [...]

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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management By one estimate, 20 million tons of plastic debris reaches our oceans, lakes, and rivers each year. The problem with plastic waste stems from the fact is it does not biodegrade. Birds, mammals, and fish ingest it, mistaking it for food, even feeding it to their young. Since [...]

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By one estimate, 20 million tons of plastic debris reaches our oceans, lakes, and rivers each year. The problem with plastic waste stems from the fact is it does not biodegrade. Birds, mammals, and fish ingest it, mistaking it for food, even feeding it to their young. Since it isn’t edible, it causes choking and [...]

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