Laurel Bed Lake - News & Reports

Spring 2009 Population Sample

Liming Scheduled for 2009

Laurel Bed Lake is scheduled to be limed again in 2009. About 150 tons of limestone dust are distributed into the lake to increase the pH and acid neutralizing capacity. This treatment is necessary to support the fish species in the lake. The watershed of Laurel Bed Lake has very little natural buffering capacity. Without treatment, the lake's pH drops below 5.0. By adding limestone dust every other year, the lake's water quality can be maintained at levels that support fish and other aquatic life. For more information on the liming project, click the link below.