Manitowoc County Lakes Association

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Long Lake News

Lake Director: Chuck Kiehn

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    Lake Volunteers Needed

    MCLA, with volunteers, continues to conduct annual water quality testing of our county lakes—if there is a volunteer monitor on the lake.

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    Risks of Blue-Green Algae

    by Tom Ward

    Blue-green algae are photosynthetic bacteria known as cyanobacteria and are a natural part of water bodies in Wisconsin.  With enough sunlight and nutrients, cyanobacteria can grow to high levels and form a blue-green algae bloom.  Blooms are often smelly, look like spilled paint or pea soup, and can change the color of the water to green, blue, turquoise, purple, tan, or white. Some blooms form a layer of scum or mats on the surface of the water.

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Updated: September 25, 2018 — 8:08 pm