Team N&P decided to focus the stratification that occurs when there is excess nutrients in an aquatic system. This stratification results in distinct layers, in which there is only one habitable zone for life to occur in the thermocline. When aeration is provided to the system; however, then proper mixing of nutrients can occur, making it so life can successfully occur all throughout the lakes
One of the most interesting and exciting things about this proposed solution is that is utilizes solar panels to charge and power the device to function throughout the lake. The
group also suggested that their paddle device is scalable and transferable to other lakes throughout Colorado making it have the potential to be useful in other lakes, other than just Sloan’s Lake.