Watsonville zaps carp from Pinto Lake

WATSONVILLE >> Biologists netted dozens of fat carp during an electrofishing expedition Thursday at Pinto Lake. The Watsonville project aims to reduce the population of non-native bottom-feeders that contribute to a toxic algae problem at the rural Pajaro Valley lake.

“They’re like feral pigs with fins,” said city water quality specialist Robert Ketley. “They’re that destructive.”… Continue reading Watsonville zaps carp from Pinto Lake

Algae behind earthy, musty taste and smell of SNEW water

NORWALK – The general manager of South Norwalk Electric and Water said the utility company has taken steps to address the earthy, musty taste and odor that customers may have noticed in their tap water of late, but the problem is temporarily going to get worse before it gets better… Continue reading Algae behind earthy, musty taste and smell of SNEW water

Golden algae a treat for visitors in western Tokyo

“Hikarimo” light algae that turn the waters of Chofu’s Saneatsu Park into virtual puddles of gold have returned for yet another season, a rare occurrence. The golden algae have been spotted at the park in western Tokyo, dedicated to the memory of novelist and poet Saneatsu Mushanokoji (1885-1976), since 2005… Continue reading Golden algae a treat for visitors in western Tokyo

State issues toxic algae warnings for Buckeye Lake

Warning signs are going up at Buckeye Lake, where toxic algae are plaguing the park for the fourth straight summer. This year’s bloom is two months earlier than last year’s. On Monday, readings for microcystin, a liver toxin produced by the algae, were 94 parts per billion at Brooks Park beach. At Crystal… Continue reading State issues toxic algae warnings for Buckeye Lake