Currently, the DNR manages our lakes like a teenager babysitter with a cell phone. Unless they smell smoke they are doing something else.
What is needed is Lake Managers with specialties in lake types and local hydrology/geology and biology to manage each water body. There are lakes 50 miles from St. Paul with Phosphorus levels over 400 ppb. Does the DNR do anything? Do they have or use restoration plans? No. From personal experience, anyone trying to restore a water body is faced with personal and professional attacks from every bureaucracy that can spell water. This cannot be the norm any longer. Turning off the pollution is one thing; fixing the damage is another.
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