Today on Earth Month, a dynamic duo of alumni present a four-part series examining threats to the quality of Wisconsin lakes, and ambitious new efforts that seek to improve them. Also, how can you not love the incredible quote they got to lead off the story?
“There are no trends in the lakes. The lake water quality is not getting better. It’s not getting notably worse. It’s as if the interventions we’re doing are just holding the line, running in place like the red queen in Alice in Wonderland.” - Steve Carpenter, University of Madison
PART 1: BEACH BUMMER Yahara beach closures highlight algae, bacteria threats statewide
PART 3: URBAN POLLUTION Leaky sewer pipes could export viruses to lakes
PART 4: CHALLENGES AHEAD Lake scientists to Kegonsa: Lower your water quality expectations