Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 9:06am
We have spilled many drops of ink crying for the loss to mud of our shallow prairie pothole lakes in Northwest Iowa. Pickerel, Elk, Silver and Lizard are not long for this world. Research from Iowa State University suggests that they will get filled in over the next 50 to 100 years unless we stop the steady stream of soil flowing in. Yet we know from that same research that the rate of sedimentation into these lakes has accelerated since 1980. Lizard Lake near Palmer was clear and relatively deep in 1950.