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What’s with the water sprays in Carolina Beach Lake?

Shannan Bowen
Carolina Beach Lake

Carolina Beach Lake. (StarNews file photo)

The purpose of water fountains in Carolina Beach Lake is two-fold, said Brian Stanberry, director of public works for Carolina Beach.

The primary reason is aeration of the water. “Due to the shallow depths and minimal flow, the oxygen levels in the water remain relatively low,” he said. “The fountains circulate the water and help aerate it, which in turn is helpful for aquatic life and water quality.”

Also, the fountains provide aesthetic qualities for the lake, which is on the town’s main thoroughfare and is a popular place to run or host town events.

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One Response to “ What’s with the water sprays in Carolina Beach Lake?”

  1. On September 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm Jeff wrote:

    I once heard that the Carolina Beach Lake is the closest fresh water lake in proximity to the Atlantic Ocean in the U.S.

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