South Silver Lake was sampled by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) during the summer of 1998 as a part of the Lake Assessment Program (LAP). This program is designed to assist lake associations or municipalities in the collection and analysis of baseline water quality data in order to assess the trophic status of their lakes. The general work plan for LAP includes Association participation in the Citizen Lake-Monitoring Program (CLMP), cooperative examination of land use and drainage patterns in the watershed of the lake, and an assessment of the data collected by MPCA staff. South Silver Lake was sampled on five occasions during the spring and summer of 1998. Participants in this effort included David Morrison, Lee Ganske and Bill Thompson from the MPCA and members of the Association. In addition, CLMP transparency measurements were taken by Gloria Senenfelder. Land-use and watershed information was assembled by Harold Rehling. Flow observations were conducted by Russ Sorenson on the culvert between Iowa Lake and South Silver Lake. Linda Stone coordinated the Association's efforts on this study. Phytoplankton analysis was conducted by Dr. Howard Markus, MPCA.
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