Posted on September 27, 2023
A local environmentalist believes they know a way to help with cleaning up Lake Wichita, a long-time goal for some in the Falls.
Jason Newman, owner of Newman Environmental said they believe a technology called “nano-bubbles” that put more oxygen into the water is the solution.
“All this algae growth is consuming the oxygen the Fish can’t, basically they’re suffocating because they can’t breathe, so this would put a higher D.O. concentrate in the water. So that the fish do have oxygen that they can breathe and live off of,” Newman said.
With the lake getting low it lacks the oxygen needed for all of the fish and algae, and according to the director of the Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee, David Coleman, getting some rain and deepening the lake would help fix this problem.