Riley One is a comprehensive effort to improve the lakes
within the Riley Creek watershed.
Primary efforts include carp management, plant management, and water
quality improvement. Efforts span
developing an understanding, manipulating to test the understanding, and
managing with the appropriate approaches.
The University of Minnesota is currently understanding, manipulating,
and managing carp and plants. The
Engineer is working with the University to gather data and develop strategies
to improve the overall water quality.
Current Project Status - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Plants Preparations to boats and
equipment were done for the upcoming sampling season. Spring surveys of Lake
Susan and Riley have been planned and will be completed soon. Equipment for
enclosure study in Lake Riley has been purchased and applications for needed permits
are in and pending. A presentation was developed and delivered to the
District's Evening with the Watershed meeting. Continued work on writing thesis
chapter was done.sentation was developed and
delivered to the District's Evening with the Watershed meeting. Continued work
on writing this chapter was done.
Plans for next month:
1. Vegetation surveys of lakes
Susan and Riley.
2. Installation of enclosures in
Lake Riley and maintenance.
3. Monitoring of transplants.
4. Monitoring weevil population.
5. Plan a meeting with Lake Susan
Homeowners Association concerning vegetation management.