July 28, 2009
The first signs of this year’s blue-green algae bloom began on July 28th. Some surface scum can be found in area that the prevailing wind has concentrated algae in confined areas. You can click on the picture to the right to get an enlarged view that shows the higher concentrations. With the high temperatures in the valley, the air has been still on the lake and large patches of highly concentrated algae can be seen in the various areas of the lake. The majority of the lake apears to have much lower levels with algea present but not highly concentrated. We’ll continue to make visual observations and report results. We have added a new sidebar feature to this website that provides a convient link to the latest DLWID water quality test.