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May 4, 2016
Minnesota West CTC ag students launch one of six floating biohavens Tuesday morning on Sunset Bay in Worthington. The six islands join six others launched last spring in the bay. The biohavens, containing grasses, forbs and sedges, help to filter nutrients from the water. Submitted Photo
Watershed district gets glimpse of TMDL draft: Making lakes healthy will take lots of work
May 4, 2016 - 8:36pm
February 19, 2016
Cattails have taken over this area of Lake Ocheda’s west basin, near Hawkinson Bridge on Nobles County 57. Individuals with the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District and Minnesota DNR want to see improved aquatic vegetation in the shallow prairie lake. (Tim Middagh/Daily Globe)
Addressing Lake Ocheda ... again; water body remains fixture on dubious state list
February 19, 2016 - 9:55pm
June 9, 2015
Jesse Trelstad/Daily Globe
Dredging up the past
June 9, 2015 - 8:56pm
February 4, 2015
Thistles, committee appointments, floating island wetlands focus of OOWD meeting
February 4, 2015 - 9:09pm
December 3, 2014
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed looks to future
December 3, 2014 - 8:40pm
October 7, 2014
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District’s summer intern, Logan Ahlers, reports to district managers his findings on blue-green algae and phosphorus rates. The levels have been an ongoing problem for the watershed district. Robin Baumgarn/Daily Globe
Okabena-Ocheda District doing well
October 7, 2014 - 10:06pm
February 10, 2013
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District Administrator Dan Livdahl (left) and manager Les Johnson check the water and ice depth on the middle basin of Lake Ocheda. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)
Watershed prepares for invasives
February 10, 2013 - 9:20pm
This photo show a Twin Cities-produced Biohaven covered with plants and floating in a small pond. The technology will be tested on the new Olson Regional Stormwater Pond on Minnesota West Community and Technical College's Worthington campus, with hopes that it could be used on Sunset Bay or even portions of Lake Okabena to clean up excess nutrients in the water.
Watershed district aims to keep new retention pond clean with new technology
January 10, 2013 - 9:43pm
September 20, 2010
Nicole Burkard (left) and Lloyd Kalfs were 2010 summer interns in the Heron Lake Watershed District. They are standing next to one of the Best Management Practices signs erected at a project funded with a Clean Water Partnership grant.
Following the money
September 20, 2010 - 10:25pm
May 19, 2010
Brian Korthals/Daily Globe
A tree swallow sits on top of a birdhouse at Lake Bella Park, where a grant to enhance grasslands will benefit wildlife.
Watershed receives grant
May 19, 2010 - 8:25pm