[21st, April 2014] Regarding the plan to pump the Ontario Beach Park algae bloom into the river poses the question: Where will this waste go? At most any time, one can see the flow pattern from the river into the lake as the river is typically running a muddy hue. Any time there is a north, northeast or…northwest wind, the outflow is blown toward the beaches of West Irondequoit, Durand-Eastman Park, East Irondequoit and Webster. These beachfront properties currently do not see the great buildup of algae that can be found at Ontario Beach Park, but if this plan is implemented, the natural flow will certainly pollute these beaches.
An alternate solution, such as filtering the algae and transferring it to a location where it could dry with no negative effect might be considered. The pumping plan will send this health hazard to somebody else’s backyard.
Written by Ken Kassel, Democrat and Chronicle
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