Residents updated on water quality of Lake Shawnee

Landowners around the Lake Shawnee area were invited Thursday night to learn about the water quality at the lake.

The county provided information about the lake’s current status and heard input from the residents.

The Shawnee County Conservation District recently received a $20,000 grant to help reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and animal waste nutrients coming into the lake.

Besides an information and education campaign, the funds will be used to install a project to aid in addressing the issue.

Shawnee County Parks Director Terry Bertels  says much of what goes down residents drains ends up in the lake. He says it’s important to help the public make good decisions on what goes down the drain.


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