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Water testing results show decline in water quality of some area lakes


The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) recently completed another year of water sampling on area lakes.

WAPOA is currently sampling 38 area lakes and an additional six inlets and outlets. Due in large part to a substantial number of individual volunteers, lake samples are taken in each lake once each month, May through September.

The tests include a Secchi disk reading for water clarity, chlorophyll reading (algae) and a phosphorus reading (nutrients).

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