Demonstration Day!

Lotus Demo Day

Today marked the second full day of application and the lake was busy with visitors and observers.  Nearly 27,000 gallons of alum was applied to Lotus Lake and the project continues to proceed smoothly.  A group of people took advantage of an afternoon break in the rain and gathered to participate in the Lotus Lake Alum Demonstration Day.  The group was able to observe and learn more about the plan and goals for the Lotus Lake restoration project.  John Holz (HAB) had the opportunity to provide an onsite lecture on the role phosphorus in lakes, internal loading of phosphorus and benefits of alum in reducing phosphorus concentrations and improving water quality.  Tadd Barrow (HAB) provided a thorough description of HAB’s barge and application technology that is required to conduct alum projects in a precise, effective and safe manner.  The interest and support of the project is impressive!  HAB acknowledges the years of effort by so many people to make this project a reality and feels fortunate to be a part of it.  A special thanks to Claire Bleser (District Administrator, Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District) for organizing the event and providing such great information on all aspects of the project!

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