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Variance request turns into big issue on Lake Ocheda

August 22, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON After two meetings, more than four hours of discussion and two failed motions, the Nobles County Board of Adjustment came to a 4-1 agreement Wednesday night to allow Joe and Rita Vander Kooi of rural Worthington to build a new home on the west basin of Lake Ocheda and build a deck that infringes no more than 16 feet over the 150-foot setback. Continue Reading

Fish barriers keeping carp out of Lake Ocheda

August 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Draw-down may be next step for landowners near lake Continue Reading

Carp removal is key to improving water clarity on Lake Ocheda

July 20, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Water quality on Lake Ocheda has been poor for years, and it’s no secret that carp populations in the 1,700-acre lake are to blame for the constant stirring of sediment in the three basins. Continue Reading