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Lake Ida/County Ditch 23 Project Summary Public Meeting

Douglas SWCD is holding a public meeting to share the findings from a feasibility study completed on County Ditch 23, a DNR Aquatic Management Area that the ditch flows through, and the subwatershed to Lake Ida. The goal of the study was to identify the source and amount of phosphorus leaving the ditch system and entering Lake Ida. An engineer from Barr Engineering Co. will be presenting the information. Also to be discussed is what action the Douglas SWCD plans to take to address the phosphors.

Meeting Details:

Date: November 19th
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Ida Town Hall
Address: 4700 County Road 6 NW
Garfield, MN 56332

For additional information please contact our office and ask for Danielle.
320-763-3191 x 3

MPCA’S Citizen Water Monitoring Program

Join more than 1,400 Minnesotans who track the health of their favorite lake or stream — become a citizen water monitor today! Citizens in every county can join the water quality movement by signing up to be a water monitor through the MPCA’s Citizen Monitoring Programs. With 69,000 miles of streams and over 14,000 lakes in Minnesota, more volunteer monitors are needed to help track the health of our waters. No prior experience or training is required – just a love of water.   All equipment and training is provided by the MPCA free of charge.


Find out if your favorite lake or stream needs monitoring by using the MPCA’s interactive map.  To become a volunteer or learn more about the program, visit the Citizen water monitoring enrollment webpage, or call 651-296-6300 (Twin Cities) or 800-657-3864 (Greater Minnesota).