Top EPA official to visit revitalized lake
Published 9:04 am Wednesday, September 25, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS — A top official from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is getting an up-close look at a Minneapolis lake to highlight turnaround strategies for once-impaired waters.
EPA Water Administrator Nancy Stoner planned today to tour Powderhorn Lake with a leader from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
A decade ago, the lake was considered impaired. But as of last year it was deemed restored.
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The turnaround is attributed to storm water treatment, rain gardens and other steps to reduce algae.
Watershed health is the focus of a gathering of officials from 12 states, the federal government and Native American tribes being held this week in Minneapolis.