Lake Protection Grant
Phytoplankton and Phosphorus Dynamics in Lake Desair 2014
Limnological Dynamics and Phosphorous Budget Analysis
These photos were taken by Rod Olson and document the construction of the Henkle detention pond in the Desair Lake watershed. This is one of the construction projects aimed at reducing the sediment and phosphorus loading of Lake Desair.
Photo of the Lake Desair Rain garden at the public boat landing. Photo taken by Rod Olson 06/14/2012.
Progress made by the Desair Lake Association, Desair Lake Restoration Inc in sediment runoff reduction. Sept 2009.
2012 Conference: The Red Cedar Land, Water, and People Coming Together. "Healing a Sick Little Lake: Desair Lake Turns the Corner on Water Quality after Fifteen Years".
Retention Basin - Create or Improve
Instillation of multiple sediment retention ponds in the Desair Lake watershed.
Desair Lake Restoration, Inc. in partnership with the Barron County Soil and Water Conservation Department will implement a project to reduce sedimentation to Desair Lake by remediating streambank erosion and slowing/infiltrating runoff through a series of management actions that will also improve habitat. These include: 1) grade, stabilize, rock toe, and plant intermittent, high flow tributary streams; 2) design/build erosion control and runoff best management practices (e.g. grass swales, rain garden, and/or shoreline restoration) at the public boat landing; 3) design/build grassed waterway and detention basins at higher elevations in the watershed; 4) restore hydrology to a previously drained 10-acre wetland; and 5) complete lake sediment alum dosing study.
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
Shoreland Restoration. Multiple streambank restorations in watershed.
Three cores were taken from three different sites within Lake Desair. Analysis of the diatom community was performed.