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Jeff Norby, left, and Ed Musielewicz of the Natural Resources Conservation Service demonstrate how different types of soil dissolve in water, thus showing how water erosion can have a more drastic effect on loamy topsoils than on sandy soils. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Help for Becker County’s shallow lakes

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In 2013, the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) secured $398,000 in Clean Water Legacy Grant funds, and pledged an additional $100,000 in local and federal matching funds, to address excess nutrient and sediment levels in nine shallow lakes in the Lake Park area.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454