Monday, July 12, 2010
Water testing Saturday at Grass Lake
Grass Lake is located west of Sioux Falls. To get there, take 12th Street (Highway 42) west of town about 7-10 miles until you reach 459th Avenue. There, turn right (or north) and go about 3 miles. The road curves in several spots, and Grass Lake access is on the west (or left) side just after one of the curves.
The turn to go into the lake comes up quickly, so slow down as you see the lake on the left, a slough (near a trap shooting lodge) on the right.
We'll gather there and Jeremy from Dakota Water Watch will give instructions on what information we'll gather, to include water samples and some data. The forecast is for 86 and partly sunny.
Usually the sampling takes about 90 minutes, depending on the number of paddlers. Mary and Dave Finck are running the show, so to speak, and if you have any questions, you can relay them to Jarett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call them at 605-366-6844.
We are hoping to have pre-registration so that the Dakota Water Watch person has a good idea how much equipment to bring, so please call Mary and Dave to confirm you are going, or post a comment here, or e-mail Jarett.