Water Quality Looking Good

Posted: 2019-08-15 12:45:24 By: hbr

The Muskoka Lakes Association were recently in front of Muskoka Lakes council to present the latest findings from their annual Water Quality Report.

The results of the study were generally positive, with fewer high phosphorus readings found in 2018 than in previous years

MLA representatives explained that in 2018 they sampled 190 sites, with each site sampled in May, June, July and August. The tests check bacteria, total phosphorus and water clarity and are done both near shore and in deep water.

There was also discussion of the MLA working with the Muskoka Watershed Council on an algae pilot project and participating in the District’s Smart about Salt initiative. The Smart About Salt initiative aims to protect freshwater from winter salt. They also work with local contractors to educate them on the effects of inefficient salt use and proper application