Lake Improvement AssociationThe purpose of the Lake ImprovementAssociation is to promote closer fellowship andcooperation among farmers, landing ownersand park operators; to advance the generalimprovement of the lake, its shores, channels,creeks, landings, parks and land in order topromote good health, soil stability, and clean,wholesome recreation for the public andprivate use of the area adjacent to the shores ofthe Grand Lake St. Marys, located in Mercerand Auglaize counties in the State of Ohio.
Grand Lake St. Marys Current Condition GLSM is very hypereutrophic : Hypereutrophic is defined by having Total Phosphorus (TP) > 100 mg/L Chlorophyll a (Chl) > 50 mg/L GLSM has summer TP that ranges from TP ~ 170 to 200 mg/L GLSM has Chl that can reach Chl ~ 250 mg/L 3
Sources of Phosphorus to GLSMExternal P Sources Include: Agricultural Landscape All land-uses including yards Infrastructure – roads/builds/homes Wildlife Streams and Rivers Atmosphere GroundwaterInternal P Sources Lake Sediments Lake Biota – fish, algae, plants, waterfowl 4
Ecological Sustainability of GLSM is DependentUpon External Phosphorus Load Reduction andContinued Management 6
Commission Members/Agency AffiliationTom Knapke-Facilitator Julie Miller-Auglaize/Mercer CVBKevin Bettinger-Ag Milt Miller-LDCKent Bryan-Celina Com. Dev. Ron Puthoff-Community Dev. ServicesJared Ebbing-Mercer Cty. Economic Tom Rampe-LIADev. Greg Schumm-LDC & WSU-LakeTodd Fleagle-St. Marys Economic Dev. CampusScott Fries-TruePoint Doug Spencer-Auglaize Cty. CommissionerTom Hitchcock-St. Marys Service Dir. Mike Sudman-Celina Water TreatmentGlenn Hux-Mercer Cty Civic PlantFoundation Jeff Vossler-LIABill Knapke-Cooper Farms Laura Walker-Grand Lake/WabashTim Lovett-LIA WatershedLinda May-Bruns Realty Jerry Will-Mercer Cty Pork ProducersBrian Miller-Grand Lake St. Marys Darwin Zeigler-St. Marys CommunityState Park Foundation
Collaboration of Public/Private Data Collection & Testing of Water QualityUniversities Company Partners Wright State University Battelle Institute Lake Campus Mad Scientists Heidleberg University KCI Ohio Northern University Bowling Green State University University of Dayton