WHIO Reports: Lake Improvement Association

At Grand Lake St. Marys, the state’s largest inland lake, three dredges are helping to scoop 300,000 cubic yards of muck from the bottom of the lake this year. By year’s end more than 1 million cubic yards of phosphorous-laden sediment will have been removed from the lake since 2011. LISA POWELL / STAFF
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At Grand Lake St. Marys, the state’s largest inland lake, three dredges are helping to scoop 300,000 cubic yards of muck from the bottom of the lake this year. By year’s end more than 1 million cubic yards of phosphorous-laden sediment will have been removed from the lake since 2011. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

This edition of WHIO Reports will focus on the Lake Improvement Association. The health of Grand Lake St. Mary has a direct impact on the economy of the region.

Guests will discuss the lake and the efforts being made to improve the water quality such as monitoring, dredging and researching practices to improve tools and resources.

Guests include Tim Lovett, President, Lake Improvement Association; Mike Bailey, Chief of Division of Parks and Watercraft, ODNR; and Theresa Dirksen, Agriculture Solutions Coordinator, Mercer County.

WHIO Reports with Jim Otte airs at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 7.

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