Friday, May 20, 2016

Our lakes are full of Unhealthy Algea

Information about why algae grow in lakes › ... › Water Quality › Aquatic Plants, Algae, and Lakes

Algae grow when they have the right conditions such as adequate nutrients (mostly phosphorus but nitrogen is important too), light levels, pH, temperature, etc. Generally, the amount of phosphorus controls the amount of algae found in a freshwater lake or water body increases.

Algae Control Options - Washington State Department of Ecology › ... › Water Quality › Aquatic Plants, Algae, and Lakes

Phosphorus generally limits the growth of freshwater algae in most West Palm Beach lakes. A direct relationship exists between the amount of phosphorus in a lake and the amount of algae growing in the lake. As phosphorus levels increase,  so does the amount of algae increases too.

Information about Cyanobacteria (Blue-green Algae) › ... › Water Quality › Aquatic Plants, Algae, and Lakes

People may become ill after swimming or water skiing in lakes with toxic blue-green algae. Rarely, humans may experience stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, ...

So what are the Powers that be doing about this??


  1. How about calling, .THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS in. They have a South Atlantic Division in Jacksonville, Fl.

  2. When did you last go water skiing in our lakes and canals, Gary???