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Watershed district lists plans to improve area lakes

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — With extreme variability in dissolved oxygen testing on Lake Ocheda this winter, it appears the likelihood of a significant fish kill has dwindled. The news is disappointing for Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District board members, who hav…continue reading on dglobe.com

No air down there: Dissolved oxygen levels could lead to fish kills

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

WORTHINGTON — A harsh winter with early ice and snow cover may lead to winter fish kills on several southwest Minnesota lakes, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
Ryan Doorenbos, Area Fisheries Supervisor for the …continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Thoughts on a new library and Lake Okabena

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Roger E. Nelson, Worthington

Building a new Nobles County Library on the old pool site makes a great deal of sense to me. It can still be a park if the land is not sold. The county could build a library, and the city still retain the land. With…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Thoughts on a new library and Lake Okabena

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Roger E. Nelson, Worthington

Building a new Nobles County Library on the old pool site makes a great deal of sense to me. It can still be a park if the land is not sold. The county could build a library, and the city still retain the land. With…continue reading on dglobe.com

Lake Okabena’s health to be addressed

September 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

WORTHINGTON — For years, people have debated just what or who is contributing phosphorus to the waters of Lake Okabena that lead to the stinky, unsightly algal blooms during the summer months.
Without accurate data from pollutant sources…continue reading on dglobe.com

Bad bloom: Why is Lake Okabena green?

July 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Mats of blue-green algae mimicked the appearance of an oil spill along the shores of Lake Okabena and into Whiskey Ditch Monday morning, bringing with it the rotten-egg-like odor caused as the bacteria decay.Recent days of hot, humid w…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Solving Lake Okabena’s algae problem

March 25, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

I am writing in response to the letter of March 21 from an individual who thought that Lake Okabena was being ruined by goose poop. I don’t believe this to be true. Continue Reading

Letter: “Goose pollution” plagues Lake Okabena

March 20, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

We were in Worthington on Sunday and enjoyed dinner at one of the fine restaurants. After dinner we went shopping and then went on a drive around Lake Okabena. Continue Reading

Minnesota West students hope to help in improvement of lake quality

March 6, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District considering Lake Okabena options
WORTHINGTON Students in Jeff Rogers’ intro to soil science class at Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Worthington campus are in the process of drying samples of sediment collected from Lake Okabena and Whiskey Ditch to determine how much organic matter is in the sediment found at the bottom of Worthington’s lake and inlet. Continue Reading

Afternoon on the lake

February 7, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

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