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Lake Ketchum: An Innovative Approach to Address Lake Pollution

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15-10-014April 2015
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Author(s) Shoblom, Tricia
Description Lake Ketchum is a small lake in Snohomish County. It historically served as a drinking water supply for the nearby city of Stanwood. The lake has experienced increasingly toxic algal blooms primarily due to uncontrolled sources of pollution entering the lake from a nearby farm and from phosphorus buildup in lake sediments. The Snohomish Surface Water Management, through funding from various sources and educating the public on best management practices, is working to control pollution going into the lake.
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Keywords water quality success story, water quality story, algae control, phosphorus, lake
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