Adequate oxygen in Lake Hendricks delays aerators

January 26, 2018

After consulting with Chris Domeier, the Orton­ville Area Fisheries Man­ager for the Minnesota DNR, the Lake Hendricks Improvement Association has decided to delay the installation of the aerators for the season. The first oxygen level readings for the lake are showing a high oxygen content, meaning that the aerators would provide little to no ben­efit if installed. Domeier said that oxygen levels will continue to be monitored every two weeks on Lake Hendricks, and if the levels drop unusually low, they will contact the LHIA to discuss installation of the aeration units. At this point in the season, oxygen levels are expected to remain de­cent.

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