In the last post about water testing, we determined that Microcystin is currently not an issue in our lake. So what is the green stuff floating in our lake.
To be honest, I don’t have the answer. Confident it does not contain Microcystin though.
It does appear to be some type of algae. Remember, not all algae is bad. We believe this algae is being wash in from Deer Creek and George’s Fork. Tuesday, it was the first report of the green algae. We have pictures from Monday of the green stuff being concentrated in George’s Fork across the road. The green algae then appeared on the south and east side of the lake on Wednesday, after the heavy rain. The green algae was more concentrated in areas where debris was collecting.
Based on water clarity samples, the green algae is only top layer. Water taken from under the top did not have any green tint to it.
In summary, we don’t feel the green algae like substance is a health, or lake water concern. Good chance, the heavy rains will wash most of it away.
We will continue to keep our eyes on the water. Contact Mike Casimir with any questions about testing and current conditions. We do appreciate you sharing observations. It’s hard to see all areas at once. Never hurts to work as a team.