Natural Shoreline Dynamics of Inland Lakes

Runoff is one of the primary concerns regarding the shoreline dynamics and water quality of inland lakes.  Runoff can carry fertilizer and other substances into the water, which causes an overgrowth of aquatic plants and alters the natural ecosystems in these lakes.

It is crucial to protect natural ecosystems by managing development on the shoreline and in the watersheds of inland lakes.  Communities can create best practices to protect inland lakes from erosion and runoff damage by encouraging the use of permeable pavement and growing native plants along the shoreline and in the watershed.