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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.


2015 LMVP Data Report

Now available here. Send us your mailing address via email if you'd like a paper copy.


Check out the LMVP on Facebook.
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Help Stop Hydrilla!

This noxious aquatic weed has arrived in Missouri. The Department of Conservation needs your help to keep hydrilla from putting down permanent roots in our state.

(Hydrilla collection in Florida, USDA photo)


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.


2016 LMVP Sampling Calendars


The Water Line Vol 18 #1:

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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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