Monday, July 12, 2010

Water testing Saturday at Grass Lake

Originally uploaded by Iron Bieso
The SDCKA will take part in water testing efforts starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, at Grass Lake. Volunteers for this effort are needed, and we hope to see many kayaks and canoes out at the 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 ( 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.


smrtblue said...

I am trying to get involved with SDCKA and was wondering if it is too late to register for this event?


Steven said...

Come on out. We'll find room for you.