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Watershed district lists plans to improve area lakes

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WORTHINGTON — With extreme variability in dissolved oxygen testing on Lake Ocheda this winter, it appears the likelihood of a significant fish kill has dwindled. The news is disappointing for Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District board members, who have spent the past several years talking about reducing the high population of carp in the lake and restoring aquatic life on the three basins.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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