Lake Status: Update 10-21-2016

Reported by Mike Hanson

We last reported water sample test results on October 14th. At that time the microcystin readings were 24.866 µg/L in the well mixed areas and >5,000 µg/L near the dame with a particularly heavy algal growth. A new set of test samples was taken on Monday, October 17th. Those readings were 33.65 µg/L in the well mixed areas and >5,000 µg/L for a sample taken in a cove area with particularly heavy algal growth.

Again, these high levels are most likely due to the dying algae releasing the microcystins. You are advised not to swim in the lake nor eat fish from the lake until these levels come down. We will do further testing next week and continue to test until the levels are at acceptable levels.