Every Challenge Has a Backstory
Minnesota’s Fountain Lake has suffered from poor water quality for years, and specifically, high phosphorus concentrations, overabundant algae, and low clarity. A significant part of the challenge is excessive internal phosphorus loading, or the recycling of phosphorus from lake-bottom sediments.
In a multi-year undertaking, Minnesota’s Shell Rock River Watershed District embarked on a $15 million remediation and restoration program to improve water quality, aquatic habitat, and recreational opportunities for the community. OBG has served and continues to perform many roles as a strategic partner in the program, leading implementation of the multi-year dredging program that aims to remove more than 1 million cubic yards of phosphorus-laden sediment from the lake.