What’s in the water? Researchers wrap up sampling season on Flathead Lake

What’s in the water? Researchers wrap up sampling season on Flathead Lake

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FLATHEAD LAKE — Once the research vessel Jessie B. came to a stop Wednesday morning, Phil Matson got to work.

The Flathead Lake Biological Station’s research coordinator lowered a sensor-equipped plastic tube called a “hydrolab” into the water as the boat gently rocked, then slowly unspooled a cable to let it sink deeper. As it dropped, Matson kept his eye on the water temperature readings.