There are a couple simple no-cost tests lake residents can do to determine if “green looking” algae is from toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms or non-toxic filamentous green algae. Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are photosynthetic, organisms naturally found in water bodies. Blue-green algae can proliferate and ‘bloom’ very quickly in response to warm […]
Should You Be Concerned With Algae Outbreaks on Your Lake?
The end of summer marks the unofficial end of the peak algae bloom seasons. Although warmer states like California and Florida experience outbreaks all year long, most of the country’s outbreaks stop when the weather turns cold. What is an algae outbreak? Blue-green algae outbreaks occur when excess nutrients make their way into water ecosystems. […]