WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Top EPA Official To Visit Revitalized Minn. Lake

View Comments
water, generic, drowning, drowns, drowned, lake, river, ocean

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Donut Hijinks Close Out Natalie
  2. 4 Things To Know From August 29, 2014
  3. Best Of Minnesota: Tastiest Cool Treat At The Fair
  4. Iggy At TCF Stadium, Joan Rivers Hospitalized
  5. Scientists May Have Figured Out 'Sailing Rocks' Mystery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A top official from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is getting an up-close look at a Minneapolis lake to highlight turnaround strategies for once-impaired waters.

EPA Water Administrator Nancy Stoner planned Wednesday to tour Powderhorn Lake with a leader from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

A decade ago, the lake was considered impaired. But as of last year it was deemed restored.

The turnaround is attributed to storm water treatment, rain gardens and other steps to reduce algae.

Watershed health is the focus of a gathering of officials from 12 states, the federal government and Native American tribes being held this week in Minneapolis.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,815 other followers