I spoke with an environmental specialist from the Ohio EPA office whose experience includes Cyanobacteria research on Lake Erie. She expressed familiarity with our situation and should prove to be yet another professional resource for our community.
We are in compliance with advisory protocol for recreational waterway and will continue to follow these protocols. Our contact at the EPA will help us as necessary.
Based on our testing practices, the Ohio EPA would not issue a warning at this time.
Property owners and their guests should still use their own judgement and avoid high concentrated areas (green accumulation on surface). A good rule of thumb is “if in doubt, stay out.”
For our part, will continue to work with the Ohio EPA to stay updated on what’s happening across the state and will continue Lake Water Quality observances observations and testing practices in accordance with EPA guidelines and protocols.
Finally, lab results from our pre-treatment samples the morning of July 8th are expected to be back by this Friday. We will communicate results and issue any advisories as necessary.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call the office or someone on the Lake Water Quality Committee. In the meantime we continue to urge you to use your own judgement and avoid high concentrated areas.
“If in doubt, stay out.”