Summer is here! There is no better time to enjoy and appreciate your local lakes, ponds and reservoirs. With over 3000 named lakes and reservoirs in California alone there are plenty to choose from.
For the most part urban lakes are static in nature & have little or no exchange of clean water flowing [...]
Many of you have noticed that around your neighborhoods you have nicely paved streets and gutters that efficiently and safely remove street runoff after a rain. Some of you may have also noticed that some of it goes directly into the storm drains in your neighborhood.
The biggest pollution problem in most of our urban city lakes is WATERFOWL. Biologists have analyzed the amount of feces an average duck creates per day & come up with 2.7 ounces per day. If you consider your average Southern California urban city lake, of roughly 3 to 5 acres, you probably have about 600 waterfowl on it during the winter.