Secchi Day set at lake
The 12th annual Secchi Day at Beaver Lake is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at Prairie Creek park. The education and water quality event features kayak and stand-up paddleboard test drives, a kayak giveaway, crafts for kids, and free food. Volunteer teams take water clarity measurements around the lake and report their findings to Beaver Water District officials at the event. Beaver Lake is the drinking water source for most of Northwest Arkansas. The event is named for the secchi disk, a black and white disk used to measure water clarity.