Army Corps of Engineers Pitch Lower Water Levels on Lake Winnebago

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The Army Corps of Engineers is making a pitch to the public for possibly lower water levels on Lake Winnebago.
This would combat the thick green, smelly algae that many people on the Winnebago water systems ran into last year.

The soupy-looking water was the result of high temperatures and phosphorus.

Bottom line is the Lake has too much phosphorus and not enough aquatic plants to use it, according to the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance.

Adjusting the water levels could increase the amount of plants and reduce the amount of phosphorous. 
This might mean lowering the summer levels by 1.2 inches.

You are invited to share your thoughts January 17th at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Office in Appleton (East Capitol Drive) at 6pm. 

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