Call for 2024 NALMS Achievement Award Nominations

Through its annual achievement awards, NALMS recognizes the efforts of individuals, organizations, programs, and corporations who are making a notable impact in lake and reservoir management. Consider nominating a deserving individual or group for one of the following NALMS awards. The 2024 Achievement Awards will be presented at the 44th International Symposium in South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV. NALMS accepts nominations in the following categories: Leadership and Service Awards Nominations should detail how individuals or teams demonstrate leadership, service, and ...

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2024 NALMS Summer Member Raffle

We are excited to share that NALMS is offering a summer membership raffle for both new and renewing members! Any individual who renews or joins during the months of June and July 2024 will automatically be entered into our summer raffle! Win the product of your choice from our online merch store OR have your membership renewed for one additional year! Three winners will be selected and contacted on August 1, 2024.   We also would like to invite you to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month, which is coming up in July! We use this time to highlight the importance of ...

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“Lakespert” – Is continuous, in-lake monitoring a gadget or a backup camera?

Steve Lundt, CLM When it comes to lake management and lake rehabilitation projects, we like to be in the now. We gather water quality data to see if our efforts mattered. One way to do this is with continuous, in-lake sensors. Sonde companies have been developing and selling monitoring pieces of equipment that collect real-time data and load it to “the Cloud” for a few years now. My question, besides what really is “the Cloud,” is when is it appropriate, helpful, or worth the time and money to collect minute-by-minute water quality data for a lake? Is this a ...

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Happy Earth Day from NALMS!

NALMS 314 Workgroup Updates In the spring issue of LakeLine Magazine, released just this morning in time for Earth Day, the NALMS 314 Workgroup provided a wonderful summary of what they have been up to the past six months and where we're headed in the future. Please see below for this update: NALMS continues to take on a mission of continued protection of our lakes and reservoirs with the 314 working group (WG). The Clean Lakes Program was established in 1972 as section 314 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, to provide financial and technical assistance to ...

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NEW for 2024: Early Career Registration and Membership Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2024 Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Development & Marketing Director Phone: 608-233-2836 Email: info@nalms.org North American Lake Management Society Offering Funding Support to Early Career Members MADISON, WI – For the first time, the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is proud to offer funding support for early career members to attend the annual conference and be members of the Society. Starting with the 2024 conference, to be held in South Lake Tahoe, NALMS will award registration and membership grants to help ...

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World Water Day 2024

What is World Water Day? World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. 2024 Theme: Water for Peace The theme of World Water Day 2024 is "Water for Peace." When we cooperate on water, we create a positive ripple effect – fostering harmony, generating prosperity ...

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Volunteers Sought for Study Assessing Perchlorate Occurrence in Lakes Following Fireworks Displays

The North American Lake Management Society is partnering with researchers from across the country investigating the occurrence of perchlorate in lakes and reservoirs following fireworks displays. Perchlorate is used as a propellent in professional and consumer fireworks and has been found in surface waters following these events in the past. The current work expands this sampling to a national scale and seeks to develop a Soil and Water Assessment Tool to aid in EPA’s development of Maximum Contaminant Levels. More information about the grant can be found at https://bi...

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“Lakespert” – Time for the Annual Snow Dance

Steve Lundt, CLM Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I would periodically perform my snow dance in January to help support my ski habit. Little did I know I was also helping the water supply system throughout the Cascades and Rocky Mountains. Today, I still do my snow dance in January but for different reasons – to make sure our Colorado reservoirs fill in the spring. Many of our lakes and reservoirs are dependent on wintertime snowpack (Figure 1). Throughout the West, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) closely monitors and reports snowpack or Snow ...

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NALMS 2023 Election Results

The annual election for officers and directors is an important way for NALMS members to provide input in the management of the Society. Our officers and directors are all volunteers who serve without pay. Thank you to all the candidates for their dedication to NALMS and thank you to all NALMS members who participated in this year’s election!    

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2023 LaBounty Best Paper Award Nominees

The Jim LaBounty Best Paper Award, established in 2003, is given annually to recognize and honor the best paper published in the Lake and Reservoir Management journal. Nine papers were nominated for the 2023 award and the award went to a paper by Elizabeth Favot and colleagues. All of the nominated papers are available to subscribers and several are available through open access. Cyanobacterial blooms in Ontario, Canada: continued increase in reports through the 21st century. Elizabeth J. Favot, Claire Holeton, Anna M. DeSellas and Andrew M. Paterson. 2023. LRM 39(1). ...

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