Category Archives: Dissolved Oxygen

2019 Annual Lake Water Quality Report

The new KLSA 2019 Annual Water Quality Report, “Climate Change and Citizen Science in the Kawarthas” is now available on the Published Material page. The printed copies will be back from the printer late this week. KLSA Bd members will be making arrangements for distribution and pick-up by lake associations at set locations in the area. More to come on locations, date(s) and time(s) for pick-up.

Public perspectives on the Trent-Severn Waterway: An online survey

Researchers at the University of Ottawa are undertaking a public survey on the TSW communication efforts and priority setting. KLSA believes that lake ecosystem health and performance assessment monitoring is a key priority. To fill in the survey, here is the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/RC_TSW?fbclid=IwAR3PLQyEqTOOKNMOJS6zMbSzLIwaaBuhD6kiZ8qOCDlfrojg4sOdW-tKsFQ

Spring mtg cancelled, Fall mtg Oct 3/20

Your KLSA board met remotely on April 15th and decided to cancel the Spring meeting and have the Fall meeting and AGM on Saturday Oct 3rd. from 10 am to 12 noon. The 2019 annual report printing is being delayed til mid June so copies will be available prior to July 1st. Here is the new cover for the report coming soon.

Climate Change and the Kawarthas

While we are all dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, KLSA chair Bill Napier has been busy getting this report on climate change ready. Climate Change and the Kawathas report. This Report was prepared by the KLSA Board of Directors for the benefit of our members and the seasonal and permanent residents of the Kawartha Region. Board members Dr. M. Dolbey, Ms. S. Gordon-Dillane, Ms. C. Lee, Messrs. T. McAllister, B. Tregunno and E. Leerdam provided their review and comments on the Report. We are appreciative of the external reviewers; Drs. P. Sales, E. Spence, B. Cumming and L. Hulett, and Ms. A. Currier and Ms. S. Fera for providing their valuable comments.

Invasive Starry Stonewort in Ston(e)y Lake

Starry Stonewort, an invasive form of algae, is affecting two areas on Ston(e)y Lake. This algae, that looks like a weed, forms a tangled mat and can take over shallow areas of a lake. Fragments can spread and be transferred to other areas by boat traffic. For more information and map of infested areas, see this Special Alert.

KLSA Spring Meeting May 11th

The KLSA Spring Meeting is May 11th from 10:00 – 12:00 noon at the Bobcaygeon Arena and Community Centre, 51 Mansfield St, Bobcaygeon.

We are pleased to have Dr. Jim Buttle whose topic will be: “Lake Ice Dynamics and the Kawarthas: Climate Change at your Dock”. Hear about what other residents and Lake Associations are doing to protect and enhance the Kawartha Lakes. Printed copies of the 2018 Lake Water Quality Report will be available at the meeting, for pick-up and distribution. For an electronic view of the report “Our Kawartha Lakes: Past, Present and Future”, go to the Published Material link.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and the agenda is attached.

Fleming C4P Dissolved O2 Study

The report on the Status of Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Pigeon, Lovesick, and Stony Lakes, by the Fleming College students Credit for Product (C4P) team, has been added to the Published Material page. This report looks at the current dissolved oxygen (DO) levels, total Phosphorus (TP) concentration, and benthic communities in Pigeon Lake, Lovesick Lake, and Stony/Clear Lakes.