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Storm water run-off contributes to algae blooms and silting.
Green algae mats forming on Lake Hallett.
You can help preserve Lake Hallett.
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It is well documented that storm water is a major pollutant of lakes, rivers and streams. In the summer of 2001 to comply with Minnesota State law the city had to build a holding pond to treat the storm water before it enters Lake Hallett. Although this holding pond will drastically reduce the amount of silt, contaminants and garbage entering Lake Hallett it will only filter out approximately 50% of the phosphorous. Phosphorous is what is causing the algae blooms, the excessive weed growth and the increasingly more common "Pea Soup" appearance of the water in Lake Hallett. Recent tests by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency have shown a large buildup of phosphorous in the lake which indicates more severe problems in the future unless action is taken soon.
Please join us in our quest to convince our City Council to take pride in the fact that we possess the cleanest lake in the area and that Lake Hallett is a valuable resource for our community and polluting it with storm water is neither cost-efficient nor sensible.
What's the cost of no action?
The pictures of Lake Hallett, on the left, indicate a pre-cluding future water quality problem.
City Park on a clean lake or a storm water detention basin?
The decision belongs to the community. Let your city administrators know your views.
If all the environmental experts are correct and this lake becomes polluted who pays to clean it up?
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