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Study: Most lake water quality exceptional

Published 11:04am Friday, October 5, 2012

A recent study of Otter Tail County lakes found that most showed “exceptional” water quality, but a few lakes have issues that should be addressed.

The study, conducted by the Soil and Water Conservation District, looked at 21 of the county’s bigger, more developed lakes to determine overall water quality trends. Some of the lakes that showed positive results included Little McDonald, East Silent, Clitherall, Eagle, Pelican, West Battle and Fish lakes.

Lakes including Walker, Big Pine and Wall were found to be of concern because of runoff from surrounding agricultural land.

The study provided improvement suggestions for lakes that were found to have less than exceptional water quality, the East Otter Tail Focus reported.

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