What Do We Mean By “Clean?”

Emily Hilts, writing at 'The Life Aquatic' blog:

Let’s say we could clean Mendota in an instant. What would it look like? Far clearer water, healthy stands of plants, no floating garbage… we can all agree on this vision, right? But what if we drift closer to shore – what does it look like then? Not everyone has the same idea of what a “clean” shoreline looks like.

Nice story weaving recent lake science and what make place.