According to the Capitol Region Watershed District, Lake McCarrons is one of the “highest quality lakes in the metro area,” as evidenced by its clear water. Using a recently awarded $1.76 million grant, the watershed district plans to keep it that way, by keeping phosphorus out.
Roseville’s Lake McCarrons isn’t exactly a secret — the Capitol Region Watershed District’s Bob Fossum, a water resource project manager, says it has one of the most popular beaches in the area.
When it rains, it pollutes. Rainwater can wash the landscape free of dirt and grime, but it can also wash away grass clipping, pesticides, fertilizers and other pollutants that get carried into Roseville’s storm water system.