Capitol Lake faces a number of challenges, including water quality, invasive species, and sediment management. Current management practices are not sustainable in the long term. Over the past several years, scientists and other specialists have conducted extensive studies to better understand the challenges and opportunities of Capitol Lake.
Much of this work has been pulled together into a single report, the Capitol Lake Alternatives Analysis.
The numerous contributing technical studies and summary fact sheets are also available for review.
For purposes of comparative analysis, the studies reviewed four alternative management strategies:
Other management strategies may prove useful; however, these four options provided a means for comparing and organizing a great deal of technical information. Comments on Capitol Lake and the reports are welcome.