Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Prior monitoring of the Powell Marsh ditch system showed that total phosphorus (TP) concentrations ranged from 30-138 ppb. Phosphorus loading from Powell Marsh into Dead Pike Lake could be a concern. Dead Pike Lake is considered a two story fishery (15 ppb TP standard). We need to determine where most of the phosphorus is coming from within the marsh system and if any of it is controllable.