Water Quality and Aquatic Plant Conditions in 28 Lakes and Ponds in Bloomington

A Survey of Several Bloomington Ponds Investigating Water Quality and Aquatic Plant Characteristics

During 2009, the City of Bloomington monitored 28 different lakes and ponds within the City. In 2010, the City continued these monitoring efforts, but limited the monitoring to only smaller water bodies.

Project Goals

The objective of monitoring these water bodies includes the following:

  • Characterize water quality conditions in the selected ponds in June, July, and August.
  • Evaluate how ponds were performing in regard to reducing nutrients in storm water runoff.
  • Evaluate aquatic plant and algal treatments on treated ponds.
  • Suggest future management options for the Bloomington pond group.

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