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Upper and Lower Bottle lakes are part of a combined lake association that recently voted not to continue membership in the Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations. Lower Bottle Lake, at the bottom of the picture, was identified as having deteriorating water quality in a recently conducted study. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Emma-Stocking-Bottle lakes sever affiliation with COLA

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Members of the Emma-Stocking-Bottle Lake Association voted recently at their annual meeting to sever ties with COLA after 2012.

The vote, according to many who spoke on the condition they not be named, was as close as it was contentious.


ESB is one of 30 lake associations that belong to the Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations, a watchdog organization that works to enhance water quality and education.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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