This page is dedicated to those involved with the Moses Lake Clean Lake Project. The Moses Lake work produced 12 Master of Science graduates in the 70s and 80s, and four went on for PhDs! The goal of the 'Clean Lake Project' was restoring the lake from a highly enriched hypereutrophic state to mesotrophic and a much-improved water quality. The Clean Lake Project involved numerous individuals and various agencies, all with a common goal of identifying and addressing the issues associated with Moses Lake water quality. This project is an important part of Moses Lake history and will be made available as voluminous hard-copy data is converted for electronic access via the web for others to read and enjoy.
Here is what Moses Lake looked like in summer 1968. The scum is a blue-green algae, which are now referred to as cyanobacteria, because they have more characteristics of bacteria than algae. They are buoyant and therefore form scums at times. Those conditions largely went away with dilution water input that reduced phosphorus concentrations. Courtesy: Dr. Eugene Welch, University of Washington