LakeLine readers know that lakes are dynamic, complicated systems. The condition of a particular lake at one point in time will likely be different at another time—so we study it. There is no single formula for conducting a lake assessment any more than there is a single formula for managing lakes. One size does not fit all. Each lake is unique.
For these reasons, lake assessments should be customized to the specific needs of the lake and its community and, more often than not, the finances available to pay for the assessment. We have assembled some great perspectives for you in this issue on “Lake Assessment.”
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