Friday Afternoon Blue Green Algae Update
We went out this afternoon from 1-4pm and toured the northern 6+ miles of the lake along both shorelines and mid lake areas. There is northerly breeze of about 5mph that is improving conditions both mid lake and along the shoreline. There were no visible signs of any surface streaking, concentrations or bloom conditions. Lake clarity is holding at about 7.5 to 8 meters in multiple locations. We also talked with one of our experienced volunteers who was out in the Vine Valley section of the lake and all looked good there as well. We did see some minor dots in the water in a few locations and utilized FLCC's Blue Green Algae probe and the readings were consistently at low levels. Based on all of our sampling to date the levels we encountered would be well below bloom conditions and would be considered low risk.
However, conditions can change quickly on the lake, so use your visual indicators before entering the water and have a happy and safe weekend.