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Testing the water

New Richmond resident and Homestead Park Director Justin Townsend (center) helps citizen volunteers Maggie (Kinney) Hall (left) and Sharona Erickson (right) prepare a chlorophyll sample to test for Perch Lake on April 4. Citizens will be monitoring water clarity, temperature and phosphorous content. Submitted photos1 / 2
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Perch Lake has been chosen to take part in a water quality monitoring program. Data is collected by citizen volunteers and collated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Citizens will be monitoring water clarity, temperature and phosphorous content.These measurements plus samples sent in for chemistries will be conducted from ice on to ice out.

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