Article courtesy of Marie Zhuikov | January 2, 2013 | University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute | Shared as educational material only
The Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) is one of the only places in the world where researchers can practice experimental limnology. Instead of relying on computer models or other simulated conditions, they can study a real lake and see what happens. Funding for the ELA is scheduled to be cut by the Canadian government and the scientific area may be closed if other funding sources or operators can’t be found.
According to Kevin Hill, communications manager for the Central and Arctic Region for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, discussions about the fate of the ELA are ongoing and, “for reasons of confidentiality, we cannot provide additional information at this time.”
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