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The Iowa Great Lakes Association is committed to the Lakes area and its watershed. We promote environmental improvements and are an active influence in promotion for environmental health and quality-of-life in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Curlyleaf Pondweed: Impact Felt in NW Iowa Lakes

May 26, 2015
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Curlyleaf pondweed was introduced into Iowa in the early 1900’s and is prevalent in all but 2 states in the U.S. This plant has had extraordinary growing conditions this year as evidenced by the thick mats of this plant that have grown to the surface of East Okoboji Lake.

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New hydrological buoy installed

May 26, 2015
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Iowa Lakeside Laboratories has installed a hydrological buoy on West Lake Okoboji. The purpose is to collect West Okoboji lake data that will be helpful for improving water quality. Each 10 minutes the buoy reports by radio the air & water temperature, relative humidly, barometric…

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Memorial Day weekend kicks off Okoboji summer

May 19, 2015
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This weekend marks the official beginning of summer in the Iowa Great Lakes area. We hope you've marked your calendars for all of your favorite Okoboji events. Click to see some of our favorites.

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Okoboji ice is out

March 30, 2015
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The Iowa Great Lakes have shed their ice for the season. East Lake Okoboji was declared ice-free March 21st, and the last bit of ice on West Lake Okoboji went…

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Supervisors Vote To Send Survey To Other Counties Regarding Revisions To Master Matrix System

March 26, 2015
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The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to send a survey to other Iowa counties asking them if they feel the Master Matrix system should be revised to…

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Milford Municipal Utilities Installing Zebra Mussell Protection On Water System

February 27, 2015
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Story Courtesy of Explore Okoboji Click here to see full story with sound clips here (West Okoboji)– The documented presence of zebra mussels in West Lake Okoboji has one community…

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