Congrats to our team supporting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development for completing the processing and initial chemical analyses of 1000 lake water samples!  They received lake water samples from across the continental U.S. this past summer and have completed the initial chemical analyses as part of the U.S. EPA 2022 National Lake Assessment. The goal of this assessment is to provide national and regional estimates of the condition of the nation’s lakes as part of the EPA National Aquatic Resource Survey. 

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