Lake Bellaire and the Bellaire Wastewater Treatment Plant
File:Michigan Department of Natural Resources 12-16-1985 Lake Bellaire and Bellaire Wastewater Treatment Plant EDITED.pdfDescription:Complete Report in PDFMIME type:application/pdfFile Size:22.26Mb
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SubjectDecember 1985; Water Quality Surveillance Section; Lake Bellaire; Bellaire Wastewater Treatment Plant; Intermediate River; Phosphorus; Water Quality; Michigan Department of Natural Resources; Traverse Bay Watershed Center; Inland Lakes Management; Three Lakes Association
A brief review of Bellaire's history reveals the strong desire to maintain the high quality of Lake Bellaire. In 1971 a direct surface water discharge to Lake Bellaire was not permitted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Nutrient inputs improperly discharged through a poorly designed wetland treatment system in 1976 and 1981 caused growths of nuisance algae in Lake Bellaire and resulted in a considerable uproar from local citizens and the Three Lakes Association.