Jeff Dickison, assistant natural resources director at the Squaxin Island Tribe, has a new post over at Everyday Olympia on water quality in Capitol Lake:

a recent letter from the state Department of Ecology to the Department of General Administration (which owns the property around the lake and therefore manages it) sheds a lot of light on the water quality debate.

In short, the letter spells out the water quality problems in Capitol Lake are being caused by the lake’s very existence. Because the artificial lake is by its very design shallow, warm and sluggish it becomes a haven for algae growth that leads to its many water quality problems.

You can read the entire post here.