• Lower Fund

• A Large Overview

Crescent Lake From 39,000 Feet Here is a story that will give you a little different “view” of Crescent Lake… a “view” from 39,000 feet! Charlie Peterson is the son of Glen and Mary Peterson. He is a Senior Captain flying the Boeing 777 for United Airlines based at Chicago’s O’Hare Field (ORD). He has been flying with UAL 32 years. Early in his career he also flew A-7’s for 11 years with the Iowa Air National Guard while at the same time flying with United. Captain Peterson currently flies 80% of his flights nonstop to China (Hong Kong and…

• Algae In Our Lakes – Good Or Bad?

At certain times of the year, a normally clear lake can appear green and not so clear. You’re seeing the presence of algae in the water. In a healthy lake, algae are critical to the balance of life. But, as in life in general, the rule is: Everything in moderation. Algae are tiny plants that have no stem or leaves but usually contain chlorophyll. They may attach to submerged rocks and branches, or they may float freely in the water. Algae provide food for the tiny creatures (zooplankton) that the fry of our favorite fish love to eat. Algae exist…

• Don’t “P” in the Lake

It’s “P” as in the chemical symbol for phosphorus, a nutrient that, in excessive amounts, can cause noxious algae blooms in lakes. The headline comes from the education campaign in the New Hampshire town that encourages people to help keep phosphorus out of the water. It’s a good rule to follow on any lake. What’s the trouble with phosphorus?

• Lake Aging

Your Lake is Aging. Help The Process Go Slowly. From the time our lakes were formed by the glacier, they began to age. Over many thousands of years, every lake goes through a slow process in which plants grow and die, streams and runoffs bring in sediment and the lake bed fills in. Some lakes age faster than others. For example, deep lakes with rocky bottoms and fed by groundwater springs tend to age very slowly. Shallow lakes with soft bottoms friendly to weed growth, and with streams flowing in tend to age faster. One indicator of how fast a…