Happy spring, Boonies!
As we ‘spring ahead’ in time and temperature, be aware that the first dam flash board was put in place today and the lake level will gradually rise by about a foot over the next month or so, depending on rain and snow melt runoff as well as groundwater inflows. This is the time window for chilly waterfront maintenance at low levels!
At this time of year for those contemplating service contracts with landscaping or DIY, they or you should minimize use of any fertilizers and not use any containing phosphorus. The Healthy Lake Boon study is finding that runoff (including fertilizers) is the dominant source of phosphorus going into the lake and promoting the growth of algae and aquatic weeds. A full report will be available late this spring.