Save the Illinois River, Inc.
24369 E 757 Rd.
Tahlequah, OK 74464-1949
(918) 284-9440

Report on Nation's Lakes Released

Save the Illinois River, Inc. | Environment | July 01, 2022

 

 JUST RELEASED: STUDY OF LAKES HEALTH

This report summarizes the National Lakes Assessment’s key findings on U.S. lake conditions. EPA and its state and tribal partners conducted the survey in 2017.


 
Nutrient pollution was the most widespread stressor measured.

    Across the country, 45% of lakes were in poor condition with elevated phosphorus, and 46% were in poor condition with elevated nitrogen.
    Hypereutrophic conditions, typically characterized by excess nutrients, high levels of algae growth, and low transparency, were observed in 24% of lakes.
    Excess nutrients can contribute to algal blooms and low oxygen levels, affecting ecological health, public health, and recreation in lakes.

Read the Report

 
What About Lake Tenkiller?

Lake Tenkiller is degraded by the nutrient phosphorus and by bacteria.  Lake Tenkiller is undergoing the process of eutrophication, a natural process that is hastened by pollution.
STIR's mission includes the protection of Lake Tenkiller and the Illinois River.

 
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Mark your calendar for the STIR Annual Membership Meeting and Ed Edmondson Awards Banquet on Saturday September 17, 2022 at Sequoyah Club near Tahlequah.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR STIR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2022
Email:  info@illinoisriver.org

Phone: (918) 284-9440



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STIR IS WATCHING THE WATER FOR YOU

 



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