Lotus Lake is
surrounded by residential communities and parkland. The lake is accessible through a public lake
access and extensively fished year-round, and is also used for water skiing and
other recreational uses by residents and non-residents. Infestations of Eurasian water milfoil and
curly leaf pondweed contribute to impairment of water quality and recreational
use. Serious algal blooms occur
throughout the summer, particularly in later months. Destabilized shoreline further contributes to
impairment of the water body.
The Lotus Lake Use
Attainability Analysis recommended a multi-year approach to alum treatments to
manage phosphorus and reduce algal blooms, and herbicide and other treatments
to control invasive aquatic plants.
Implementation is expected to extend over the next decade with
monitoring and reporting of success. Paleolimnological samples were taken to determine the
pre-settlement conditions of the lake.
These levels will be considered for lake restoration goal-setting.
is complete. No current activity.