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Water clarity improves at Lodi Lake

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Posted: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:42 pm

Water clarity in Lodi Lake has increased over the last year, but not on the Mokelumne River.

Every year, City of Lodi Watershed Education Coordinator Kathy Grant, often accompanied by the Storm Drain Detectives, boards a patio boat at Lodi Lake and motors out to three stations to test the water’s transparency.

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  • Joe Newfield posted at 11:43 am on Sat, Jul 5, 2014.

    mrmemo Posts: 2

    Water clarity is one issue but the elephant in the room is the algae growth in the river that has occurred since the building of the new dam. The weeds used to die in the winter with the dropping of the water for 3 or more months. Now the water is dropped only for the time it takes to do maintenance. This year it was about a month and that isn't long enough for them to die.

     
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