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Cottage Lake: Watershed Education Helps to Protect a Valuable Resource

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12-10-010February 2012
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Author(s) Tricia Shoblom
Description Since the early 1970s, King County’s Cottage Lake has experienced algae blooms due to excessive amounts of phosphorus entering the lake. A Cottage Lake Management Plan was created. Data from the plan aided development of the Cottage Lake water quality cleanup plan (formally known as a Total Maximum Daily Load study) for phosphorus in 2004, followed by the Cottage Lake Water Quality Implementation Plan in 2007. Once the Cottage Lake Implementation Plan was complete, the Friends of Cottage Lake, a non-profit organization made of of local residents, and King County worked in partnership to develop the Cottage Lake Total Phosphorus Reduction Plan Grant, provided by Ecology’s Centennial Grant Program.
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Keywords water quality story, education, implementation plan, water quality, Total Maximum Daily Load, phosphorus, grant, algae
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