Monday, September 24, 2012

MPCA invites comments on pollution study

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is inviting comment on a pollution study conducted for eight lakes in Pope County. The lakes are Ann, Emily, Gilchrist, Leven, Malmedal, Pelican, Reno, and Strandness. Comments must be received by Oct. 17, 2012.
Phosphorus has been identified as the primary pollutant leading to excessive growth of plants, such as algae, in these lakes. The study determined phosphorus reductions ranging from 35 to 90 percent are needed for these lakes to meet state standards.
Copies of the TMDL report are available for review at the MPCA office in Detroit Lakes and on the MPCA website.
For more information about this report or to learn how to submit a comment, check the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website or call Tim James at the MPCA’s Detroit Lakes office at 218-846-8103.