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December 11, 2001
Former WOW collaborator Harry Hutchens at Itasca Community College
reported on KAXE radio that Ice Lake froze over December 10. Ice
Lake completed its fall turnover on October 29 and the RUSS unit
was removed from the lake on Nov 8th.
December 4, 2001
All of the units are off the water.
November 26, 2001
We have installed a unit in the Duluth Ship canal and are
working on getting the data up on the website. To see how what
the installation looks like go here.
November 13, 2001
The Shagawa, Ice, and Grindstone units are tucked away for
the winter. The Medicine and Halsteds Bay units are still deployed
but will be removed within the next week or so.
September 27, 2001
A few pictures of the Shagawa Lake deployment are
September 19, 2001
Grindstone unit: should be back up tomorrow (9/20).
Ice Lake unit: We temporarily cut back the number of profiles per day to two;
6 am and 6 pm. This unit has a small solar panel and the sun hasn't shone in
Grand Rapids for a number of days.
August 21, 2001
We have all five units up and running.
August 17, 2001
The Shagawa unit (Ely, MN) has been deployed though we are having some communication
July 10, 2001
Water on the Web receives the Exploratorium's Ten
Cool Sites Award for educational excellence for July 2001.
July 6, 2001
The Grindstone Lake unit is up and running.
May 18, 2001
Great North American Secchi Dip-In 2001
Programs and Volunteers Needed!
Contribute to a Snapshot of North American Water Quality
June 30 - July 15, 2001
To participate, enroll your program at their Website (http://dipin.kent.edu).
All volunteers in your program will receive a summary of the Dip-In
2000, whether or not they participated in the 2000 event.
May 15, 2001
Check out the "Notes" page
for photos of the WOW lakes and to see how we get the RUSS units
on and off the lakes.
May 3, 2001
The Ice Lake unit is up and running. Did the lake turn over yet?
To find out you'll need to go to the Data section. Also, check
out photos from
May 1, 2001
The ice went off Ice Lake last Friday, 4/27, so we're heading out
tomorrow to deploy the RUSS unit. If all goes well we'll have
new data by 5/3. The Lake Minnetonka units will also be deployed
this week. There will not be a unit on Lake Independence this
year. We have a new lake and an experiment planned for the LakeAccess
March 30 , 2001
Ice-Out watch: the Minnesota
Climatology Working Group has a web page showing average ice
out dates for a number of Minnesota lakes.
March 2 , 2001
We now provide the Limnology
Primer and RUSS Parameters in
both HTML and PDF formats. We hope the PDF files will make it much
easier for you to download and print these sections.
February 22 , 2001
Winter profiles have been added for Ice, Grindstone, Independence,
and West Upper.
February 8 , 2001
A new map showing water quality for lakes across Minesota has just
come out. The map gives both a trophic state index and secchi
depth average: pick either the small
version (for printing) or large
version (for more detail). Go to the LakeBrowser to
find your favorite Minnesota Lake.
Also, the MN DNR has a new article that should concern us all.
Increased development in the Twin Cities Metro area may be having
an impact on fishing in the area. Take a look at "The
road to poor fishing".
January 24, 2001
In case you haven't noticed we haven't received any RUSS data since
the units were removed last November. The units will not be placed
on the ice this winter. We will however, be collecting manual
profiles periodically and these will be posted on the site. We
hope to be able to get the units out again this spring.