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2019 LMVP Sampling Schedule

Tracking Lake Stratification and Turnover

We have some new tools for measuring water temperature at different lake depths

2017 Lake Report

In 2017, LMVP volunteers monitored 117 sites on 64 lakes throughout Missouri. Check out the data here.

LMVP volunteers monitoring another algal toxin

We are now measuring cylindrospermopsin concentrations in many Missouri Lakes

LMVP Sampling Diagram

This graphic shows the highpoints of how to collect and process water samples for the Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program.

Is it a Lake or a Pond? How do you tell the difference?

We'll try to answer this age-old question once and for all!

What's happening at the lake's surface?

The next time you are paddling around a lake or pond, take a closer look at the surface of the water, especially near the shoreline. You will be surprised at what's going on!

Measuring Algal Toxins in Missouri Lakes

See the results of the 2015 algal toxin monitoring and phone apps for lake lovers.

Make your own swing sampler!

Tired of lying down on the pontoon boat to collect a water sample? This easy to make device keeps your belly dry!

Instructions are available here.

The Water Line Vol 18 #1:

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LMVP Sample Sites

Lake sites indicated by red dots currently have volunteers. Sites with grey dots do not.

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Region VII, US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act
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