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With the help of citizen lake monitors, UW-Madison and the DNR have released a study of over 5,000 Wisconsin lakes showing nearly a quarter of them have become murkier in the past two decades. It also shows this trend could get worse as a changing climate leads to increased precipitation. UW-Madison's Dr. Monica Turner was one of the lead researchers on the study. She says the use of satellite technology along with local monitoring data over many years provided data to conclude what is...

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A webinar Thursday will give lakeshore property owners information on a new DNR initiative boosting private sector involvement to care for Northwoods lakes.
The Healthy Lakes effort will help fund a limited number of local projects focusing on simple ways to improve fish habitat, improve native plantings, divert and clean runoff water and promote beauty.
The DNR's Carroll Schaal says this grant program was carved out the lake protection grant program.....

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The DNR has confirmed the presence of blue-­green algae located in Pelican Lake in eastern Oneida County. The algae appears in late summer and can be a health hazard for humans and animals. Oneida County Registered Sanitarian Jody McKinney talked with Ken Krall about the problem. McKinney says seek immediate medical help from a doctor or veterinarian if people or pets are exposed to blue­green algae.

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Six county lake associations are meeting on Friday in Rhinelander. It’s a meeting that happens every other year…so groups can share ideas about protecting shorelines and waters. Bob Martini is President of Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association. He says counties face very different situations depending on how protective shoreline ordinances are. But some issues are shared. “On the other hand everybody is facing invasive species, especially Eurasian water milfoil. And the series of...