The Environment and Our Lake

Measures

At this time we collect turbidity data on a regular basis.  Turbidity is the measure of relative clarity of water. High turbidity indicates that there are solid particles such as  silt, organic and inorganic matter suspended in the the water that make it hazy. These particles can be a problem because they can clog fish gills, block light from aquatic plants, and absorb heat. Turbid water can result from soil erosion, urban runoff, algal blooms, and bottom sediment disturbances caused by boat traffic. 


Turbidity data is collected using a secchi disk.  

Science on Prospect Lake

  • Blue Green Algae
  • Beavers
  • Bullfrogs
  • Salmon
  • Nutrient Loading
  • Septic Systems
  • Weir Upgrade