Water customers participating in Shoreview’s Water Consumption and Groundwater Awareness Project would recieve a meter reader such as this to track their water use in close to real time. (graphic courtesy of the city of Shoreview)
Groundwater use has surpassed surface water use in the metro area over the past seven decades. (graphic courtesy of the Metropolitan Council)
Water issues are more visible than ever—in regards to both too much and too little in area lakes and streams—though much of what is used by cities in the metro area comes from an essentially invisible source that isn’t seen until one turns on the
Merrill Morse, chair of Friends of Island Lake, tends the rain garden/filtration bed where the trail south of the Shoreview YMCA meets Milton Street. Island Lake is in the background. (Pamela O’Meara/Bulletin)
This sign with an Island Lake Park map is posted beside the rain garden near the southwest corner of the lake off Milton Street. (Pamela O’Meara/Bulletin)
If you are walking along the trail that goes from Lexington Avenue just south of the Shoreview YMCA through Island Lake County Park, keep your eyes open for the colorful rain garden/filtration beds with lots of black-eyed Susans swaying in the bre
Shoreview's annual summer celebration took place July 25-27 with many fun events and activities for the whole family, such as the parade that traveled down Victoria Street and ended at Island Lake Park.
Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin
According to Ramsey County, the beach at Snail Lake Regional Park was swamped and officially closed on July 21, though as the heat index topped 100 degrees, many took to the beach regardless of the mass of plants. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
“Bog” removal costs estimated at $50,000
High water levels on Shoreview’s Snail Lake have recently created a number of problems for lakeshore residents and visitors alike, prompting the city to remove a great deal of vegetation from the lake and Ramsey County to close the beach at Snail Lake Regional Park.