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OUR VIEW: Continue testing lake to underpin, inform future anti-algae efforts

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Kudos to Dusty Rodiek and the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee for bringing Lake Mitchell’s algae problem back to the fore and doing something about it.

Earlier in the 2000s, the summertime algae blooms at Lake Mitchell were a subject of much co…continue reading on

Armour finds algae-fighting success with SolarBees, carp

September 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

ARMOUR — Clear water. That’s been the result of using solar-powered recirculating pumps and a plant-eating species of carp to reduce water weeds and algae in Lake Alcazar, a small body of water in Armour.

The water is so clear the American Poi…continue reading on

Skimming the surface

August 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Rain and cooler temperatures have nearly cleared up the visible blue-green algae on Lake Okabena in the last week, but with temperatures predicted to reach the upper 80s and 90s as early as next week, it seems only a matter of time bef…continue reading on

Bad bloom: Why is Lake Okabena green?

July 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Mats of blue-green algae mimicked the appearance of an oil spill along the shores of Lake Okabena and into Whiskey Ditch Monday morning, bringing with it the rotten-egg-like odor caused as the bacteria decay.Recent days of hot, humid w…continue reading on

Clearly better

June 6, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Water clarity of Lake Okabena best since testing began in 1998WORTHINGTON While most visitors to Sailboard Beach this weekend will be looking out over the water, they may want to look down as well. Water clarity in the local lake has been the best it has ever been since a testing program was initiated in 1998. Continue Reading

Lake Mitchell boat ramp project slammed at meeting

July 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Lake’s algae problem should be addressed first, members of public tell advisory board.

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NDSU Extension warns of green, blue-green scum

July 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The North Dakota State University Extension Service is warning residents and ranchers to watch out for green or blue-green scum in livestock water supplies, lakes and other recreational waterways. Continue Reading

Blue-green algae returns to Lake Okabena

June 28, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Bacteria settles on eastern shore; people, pets urged to stay out of affected areas
WORTHINGTON A walk along Lake Okabena’s Sailboard Beach Wednesday night yielded some rather impressive views of the lake’s first significant algae bloom of the season, but by Thursday morning thanks to a shift in the wind direction the green muck had moved across the lake to settle in the area around Ehlers Park. Continue Reading

Fight against algae to continue at Lake Mitchell

June 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The buzz around Lake Mitchell is about the lack of a certain “bee” on the water so far this year. Continue Reading

Report: Excessive nutrients damaging Great Lakes

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A U.S.-Canadian report says parts of the Great Lakes are suffering from excessive nutrients such as phosphorus, which promote growth of algae blooms that can damage ecosystems and human health. Continue Reading

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