Will Lake Titloe be declared as impaired waters?
That question may be answered next week when geologists from Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) report on recent testing.
According to Jim Swanson, a member of the Lake Titloe committee, MSU water specialists have been conducting water tests on Lake Titloe and in ditches that flow into the lake. MSU is in its last year of its study to help determine if the waters will be declared impaired, Swanson explained.
MSU representatives will report on their findings in a meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 24th at the Gaylord Library Community Room. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
According to Swanson, the Lake Titloe committee will also use this meeting to establish other groups to work on improving the lake. These groups or committees include:
• shoreline landscaping;
• protecting shoreline on the islands;
• improving/replacing the dam;
• fund raising/applying for grants;
Swanson said more community involvement is need so more can be accomplished in restoring the lake. Anyone in the community or area is welcome to attend the meeting and/or volunteer to help out on a committee.
“If the lake is to be restored, more community members need to get involved,” Swanson said.