Is the Algae in my Lake Harmful? Here’s How to Find out

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 […]

What is Blue-Green Algae and How to Prevent it in Your Lake

What Is A Blue-Green Algae Bloom? Blue-green algae reproduce rapidly in fresh water when the amount of sunlight, temperature and nutrients are adequate. Within a few days a “clear” lake, pond or ditch can become cloudy with algae growth. This is called a bloom. Blue-green blooms usually float to the surface and can be several […]