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Lakes Learning News Column, Moriya Rufer
These articles explain lake concepts in layman's terms. Lake Associations are welcome to publish these articles in their newsletters as long as they give proper credit (see end of each article).
Water Quality Monitoring
What is Trophic State Index?
Lake Trophic States
Flies, the good and the bad: midges and mosquitoes
Heavy rains fuel urban runoff
Boating impacts the littoral zone
Minnesota fish, good for you in moderation
Maintaining healthy habitat and healthy lakes
Minnesota lakes trivia
Algae and lake scums
Aliens are invading our lakes
Right now, the lakes are like layer cakes
Water transparency translates to lake condition
The bug of the week - aquatic insects and water quality
Shallow lakes: an important, yet vulnerable habitat
The Aquatic Foodweb: Who's eating whom?
Alien Invaders, Part 2
Fall Turnover in our Lakes
Where does my lake water come from?
When and how do lakes freeze over?
Giving thanks for our lakes
How Frogs, Turtles and Insects survive winter
Water under the ice: winter layers and oxygen levels
Minnesota Ecoregions and Lake Water Quality
Road salt and water quality
Algae in winter?
The dock issue, dissected and explained
There's still time to clean up ice litter
Water Pollution and Spring Runoff
Comparing Lakes, part 1: the natural factors
Comparing Lakes, part 2: the human factors
How lake ice melts
Spring turnover in our lakes
The loons are back
What good are leeches and snails?
Algae types and preferences
Protecting Shoreland Trees
Lake Stewardship and Protection
Boat Motors and Water Quality
How to gain a better understanding of your lake
Lake Development - DNR Designations
Property values and lake water quality
Shallow lakes and plants vs algae
Clean Water Indicators