Environmental Affairs Committee

Committee Chair:
Jeff Vansteenburg


1.  To manage a program of water quality monitoring for all participating lake associations.
2.  To coordinate the water sampling, transporting of samples and reporting of results between the lake associations and the analytic laboratories as needed.

Off-Season Handling of Sampling Equipment

Once you’re done collecting water samples for the season, it is a good time to check your sampling equipment to ensure that it is ready for the next season:

1.  Rinse and dry the collection tube.
2.  Place corks in each end of the collection tube to keep the inside clean and to prevent varmints from making a nest in the tube over the winter.
3.  Check the marks on your Secchi line:   remark the line if the marks have faded, or contact Carolyn Herron to get a new line.
4.  Repaint the white Secchi disc if it is chipped or rusted.
5.  In the spring dust off your sampling equipment, pick up your coolers at the first COLA meeting, and you are ready to go for another season.

2024 Lakes Monitoring Program

Please collect you water sample on Monday morning if possible.
If you work and are not able to sample on Monday, please sample Sunday afternoon.
Please drop your cooler off no later than 12:00 pm on the dates indicated

  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 22
  • August 19
  • September 16

RMB 2024 Lakes Monitoring Program

  • 2024 Lakes Monitoring Program to be announced

RMB 2023 Lakes Monitoring Training
Water Quality Analysis Reports
The Case For Water Quality Monitoring
Understanding Water Quality Analysis Results
What is the Trophic State Index

Analytic Water Testing Services provided by:

RMB Environmental Laboratories, Inc.
22796 County Hwy 6, Detroit Lakes MN 56501
218.846.1465     email:  <rmbel@rmbel.info>
Website:   www.rmbel.info