By Sarah Koehler | 09 March 2018 05:59:42A hidden lake in Wisconsin may be a treasure, but a new study finds the lake may be disappearing as a result of the impacts of human activity.
The Lake of the Woods is a unique and beautiful area in central Wisconsin that has been lost to development, but has a population of more than 4,000.
The lake has been used by families to enjoy a leisurely walk and fishing, but there is no public access and its pristine nature is threatened by development.
Lake of the Trees National Monument is a national wildlife refuge and preserves an extraordinary landscape and its natural beauty.
It also is a special place to watch wildlife, with wildlife migrations taking place in winter months.
The lakes ecology is unique and it is one of the few places in the world that has no roads or other infrastructure.
However, in recent years, there has been an increase in mining and logging, and the area has lost its natural balance.
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), have found the lake has lost more than 1,500 hectares of land since 2009, when it was about 60 hectares.
The loss of the lake is so significant that it is almost impossible to identify exactly how much land has been impacted.
Researchers at the UW-Madison Center for Environmental Sciences, along with DNR researchers, worked to identify what is currently being taken out of the lakes ecosystem to build development and to create a “hidden lake.”
Their research found that in the past 20 years, the number of people living in the area increased by about 500 people.
The study also found that the lake was becoming more fragmented and unstable.
In the past 15 years, some of the area that was used by humans was taken out and replaced with agricultural land and buildings.
It is not known exactly what this is doing to the lake’s ecosystem, but the researchers believe it may be degrading the lake.
In order to find out more about how the hidden lake is changing, the researchers collected soil samples from the lake, and measured the nutrients in the soil.
They also used satellite images to determine the location of land and structures that were being built on the lake to create roads.
The scientists also looked at water quality data from the area, and found that runoff from agriculture has increased in recent decades.
In the past 10 years, runoff from the farms has increased about 20 percent, and there is a 20 percent increase in runoff from residential development.
The researchers also examined the impact of water use on the natural balance of the wetlands.
They found that since 2000, the use of agricultural chemicals and pesticides has increased and has caused more algae growth and erosion, which are not beneficial for the lake ecology.
The team also found a trend in water quality that has continued over time, with more algae and other contaminants coming from residential construction and urban runoff.
While the lake had been protected for more than 100 years, it was recently declared a national monument.
The DNR is working with the National Park Service and other government agencies to protect the lake from the impacts that human activities have on it.
This is a developing story.
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