Lake Ahquabi: An Impressive Pedigree, April 15, 2004

(2004) Lake Ahquabi: An Impressive Pedigree, April 15, 2004. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

This 125-acre lake located in a 770-acre park setting was built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and has been a treasured place of quiet beauty since. Located in Warren County south of Indianola, Lake Ahquabi now has more than 200,000 visitor days per year. But like so many of our lakes constructed during the 1930s, the unforeseen impact of agriculture and development was not anticipated. While significant effort has been made to design and construct the lake, there was little consideration made to long-term maintenance. By the 1980s, water quality had suffered and the lake itself was in danger of eventually disappearing. The 125-acre lake had been reduced to 114 acres by sedimentation alone.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Water Quality, DNR, Conservation, Lakes, Lake, Lake Ahquabi
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Lakes
Natural resources and environment
ID Code: 33609
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2020 15:59
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 15:59
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/33609