Lake Wyangan safe after a five month shut down

[25th, Apr 2014] Griffith City Council says Lake Wyangan North has been reopened to users after a five-month closure due to high levels of toxic Blue Green Algae. Council’s moved to reopen the lake for recreation purposes yesterday, after several consecutive test results indicated Algae concentrations… Continue reading Lake Wyangan safe after a five month shut down

DA restricts sale of brown algae, sea grass

[25th, Apr 2014] The Department of Agriculture (DA) has restricted the sale of brown algae and sea grass. Under Fisheries Administrative Order No. 250, the collection, gathering, selling and exporting of brown algae and sea grass is prohibited. Violators would be… Continue reading DA restricts sale of brown algae, sea grass

Beach closures show lack of progress

[25th, Apr 2014] After one of Madison’s longest, coldest winters ever, swimming season is almost here – along with toxic algal blooms, bacteria, invasive milfoil and other pestilences of the lakes. The Yahara lakes – Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa and Kegonsa – are no clearer than they were 30 years ago, despite intensive efforts to improve them. During that time, lake scientists said, the increased heavy rainfalls that are part of climate change most likely offset gains from better land use practices by washing giant volumes of pollution… Continue reading Beach closures show lack of progress

Water Drones to Maintain Algae Blooms

[25th, Apr 2014] Combating algae is known as a complicated process which requires accurate measurements. A European consortium would like to present the dronic project, which will change algae treatment into a new technology that can simplify and bring it to a higher level. This will provide an effective treatment against algae and cyanobacteria in lakes and inland water reservoirs used for drinking water production… Continue reading Water Drones to Maintain Algae Blooms

Anderson Lake between Port Townsend and Chimacum to open Saturday for trout fishing season

[25th, Apr 2014] Anderson Lake is scheduled to open for fishing and boating Saturday on the first day of the state lowland lake trout fishing season. But access to the popular trout fishing lake in Anderson Lake State Park could change as the weather warms since it has a history of high summertime… Continue reading Anderson Lake between Port Townsend and Chimacum to open Saturday for trout fishing season