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Prior Lake Green Water Update – What Lakeshore Residents Need to Know

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By: Steven Reinders (PLA Board), Jamie Rockney and Kathryn Keller-Miller (Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District)


Late summer algae blooms on Upper Prior Lake created excessively green, unswimmable, and potentially unhealthy lake conditions in 2016 (see photo at right). The underlying cause of this problem is complicated and the following is a summary of why this could be happening and what is being done to address the problem.

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Prior Lake Water (Summer 2016)

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Water from Lower Prior (left) & Upper Prior (right) from Summer 2016


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Filter disk from Upper Prior (left) & Lower Prior (right)

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Join the PLA! We’re Aiming for BLUE!

Join the PLA today and learn how you can help us preserve the beauty and protect the natural environment of Prior Lake. Our goal is to have a lake that is clean and safe for swimming, boating, skiing, and fishing; and to preserve it for future generations. We’re aiming for a cleaner, bluer lake. Join the PLA “BLUE CREW” – Together we can make a difference!


If you use the lake for any activity, or just appreciate it’s natural beauty, please consider joining the PLA. Membership is only $30 per year and you can join by clicking on the button in the side bar on our membership page.

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