Brushy Creek Lake: Improving Our Lake for the Future, 2006

(2006) Brushy Creek Lake: Improving Our Lake for the Future, 2006. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

While the quality of water in Brushy Creek Lake is currently adequate, a number of factors in the watershed (the surrounding area that drains into the lake) could put that water quality at risk. Sediment from the large watershed could fill in the lake and affect water clarity. Nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, could cause algae blooms and other problems. Without preventative measures, potential manure and chemical spills could harm aquatic life in the lake. Using conservation farming practices and building structures like wetlands will work to maintain and even improve the lake’s water quality. Taking steps now to implement these critical practices will help prevent water quality problems, preserving water quality for future generations.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Stream Conservation, Water Quality, Brushy Creek Lake, DOT
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Lakes
Natural resources and environment
ID Code: 4706
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 21 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2007
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/4706

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