Tuesday, July 19, 2016

LLAA's 2016 Annual Meeting: Part One

Darrin Hoverson was this year's featured speaker and what he had to say was very interesting.

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 
According to the Hubbard County Local Water Plan our priority concerns are: AIS and the changes in both water quantity and quality for surface and ground water.

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