Huxley's Institute for Watershed Studies renews its agreement to monitor Lake Whatcom

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 5:14pm

Huxley's Institute for Watershed Studies finished its third year of the 2010-2012 Lake Whatcom Monitoring project and received a three-year renewal to provide lake and stream monitoring for 2013-2015. 

The new contract includes an expanded emphasis on storm event sampling to help the city of Bellingham model phosphorus and sediment loading into Lake Whatcom. 

The institute also received funding from the People of Lake Padden and the city of Bellingham to continue monitoring water quality at Lake Padden and measure algal toxins through the summer of 2012 while adding an internship position through the Environmental Studies Department to develop watershed maps for the lake.