Data collection and coordination is an important element of any watershed management program. Data helps us better understand key factors in the lake system such as:
- Current water quality and land uses
- Changes in water quality and land uses over time
- Potential sources of problems
- Effectiveness of management actions
In addition, managing our data effectively helps us determine what questions we still need to answer (data gaps), what our priority concerns should be, and how effective our management solutions are.
The buttons to the right provide links to recent data and information management projects and activities. Visit "About the Watershed" to find more information on water quality monitoring and "Wateshed Challenges" to learn more about particular water quality parameters of concern.