Carver County Water Management

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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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management Salt application to winter roads began in earnest in 1938. With increased traffic and need for safe roads, salt use on winter roads has resulted in many metro area waters becoming more and more salty. All that salt washes  into lakes, rivers and wetlands via stormdrains, which carry […]

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By Madeline Seveland Carver County Water Management Water is essential for all life and is at the center of our health, our economies, our communities, and our everyday activities, but we probably don’t think much of it. Every time we turn on our faucet we have the luxury of clean water, but do we fully […]

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