The LLAA Annual Meeting was well attended on June 25th. We started out hearing from Darrin Hoverson, MN DNR Area Hydrologist. He explained how the DNR has switched to a new system of dividing responsibilities. The officers are now assigned according to watersheds instead of political boundaries such as counties. We are in the Long Lake Minor Watershed and this watershed has been designated a Priority Watershed according to the latest WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) report.
Darrin listed several pressures bearing on Long Lake:
- Loss of Forest Cover
- Run off from fertilizers
- Loss of shoreline habitat..(natural buffers)
- Irrigation wells
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