Algae and Weed on the City Park Lake

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Algae cover the lake surface

We visited city lake close to our former university several times a year. In recent visit, we found:
- Algae covers almost entire lake surface
- Weed seems decrease in number compared to previous visit.

In case of algae, it is said the algae is include in blue green algae species which contain dangerous poison called “microcystin.”

Blooming of Blue green algae due to several factors:
- excessive nutrient inflow to the lake
- temperature increase due to season
- shallowness of lake makes water warm easily.

Uncontrolled blooming has impacted on environment in general, at least to lower the aesthetic values of the lake. 


Blue green algae produces poison

Abundance of weed and algae not only affect on aesthetic value, but also have direct effect on:
- fish population due to present of dangerous poison, microcystin.
- swimming movement of people
- boating recreations
- other types of visitors and recreational activities.

Government and local communities have planning to clean up the lake as soon as possible. Project cost is estimated about US$ 50 million.

Hope, the lake back to its previous, natural condition sooner than later!

44 comments:

  1. Let's hope, it's too bad it got that way.

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  2. Thanks for your informative article 😊

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  3. may they clear this lake
    greetings
    Lili

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      Algae and Weed on the City Park Lake
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      Algae cover the lake surface

      We visited city lake close to our former university several times a year. In recent visit, we found:
      - Algae covers almost entire lake surface
      - Weed seems decrease in number compared to previous visit.

      In case of algae, it is said the algae is include in blue green algae species which contain dangerous poison called “microcystin.”

      Blooming of Blue green algae due to several factors:
      - excessive nutrient inflow to the lake
      - temperature increase due to season
      - shallowness of lake makes water warm easily.

      Uncontrolled blooming has impacted on environment in general, at least to lower the aesthetic values of the lake.

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  4. That's a lot of money--I hope it's a very large lake. Residential use of fertilizer and pesticides that end up in lakes create a challenge. This is especially true around golf courses-I wouldn't eat the fish out of any of the lakes/ponds/lagoons on my island.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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  5. Qué pena. Hay que limpiarlo un poco.
    Un saludo.

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  6. me ha parecido un post muy interesante.

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  7. It looks nice, but it's so bad. I hope they clean it up.

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  8. I hope so Tanza!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  9. Oh, what a shame! That's a lot of $$$ for that cleanup! I hope it gets back to normal soon.

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  10. we need clean and fresh water...

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  11. I do hope the lake can get back to its previous, natural condition soon.

    All the best Jan

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  12. Very interesting post! 👏👏👏 Have a great day! I hope I see you very soon for my blog ! 🧡🧡🧡

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  13. Here's hoping that the lake returns to normal soon. $50 million is a lot, but hopefully it will remain clean after the clean up is done.

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  14. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards

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  15. Oh no! I hope that the lake is nice and free of the excess algae when you visit again.

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  16. Interesting Nature observation. We also have a lot of algae in german lakes.

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  17. Hope it gets better soon,
    have a great weekend,
    S

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  18. The lake looks beautiful.
    It's a lot of money to clean up.

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  19. Thanks a lot =)

    I like lakes =) Hope this one gets clean very soon.

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  20. What a beautiful landscape with those algae! I really liked it, it serves to clear the mind. A kiss and we read

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  21. Hope the lake can be restored back to normal soon! Here we sometimes have blue green algae outbreaks in the bay - we can't always play by the water when we want to!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) It's a rainy winter day here!

    Away From Blue

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  22. Thanks for the comments ... greetings.

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  23. This kind of algae is pretty nasty and can cause serious damage to the ecosystem and economy too.

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  24. We have had some issues with dangerous algae here in the KC area at several of our lakes- it's so crazy!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  25. So great post, amazing lake

    Kisses
    www.pimentadeacucar.com

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  26. Spero puliscano il lago al più presto.
    Un sereno mercoledi a te.

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  27. Ohhh hope next time you visit, the lake is clean!

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  28. $50 million! Wow. That is a lot of money to clean up a lake. I had no idea.

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  29. This is very interesting and so informative, Tanza. Thank you for the insights on this topic. I agree with you, I hope the lake gets back to its previous, natural condition sooner rather than later!

    Wishing you all the best, my friend!

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  30. I hope the lake will be soon cleaned, but for less money of course. Thank very much for sharing this article with us.
    Have a very nice new week,
    big hugs, Caty

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  31. Oh wow that is a really expensive project darling
    xx

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  32. I've seen this kind of algae bloom on my dad's pond. He ended up using a blue chemical to clear it up. The fish seem to be fine. Hope this lake gets restored soon!

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  33. I’m back, just saying hi, stopping in to show my face. I hope you are doing okay and enjoying yourself.

    Wishing you all the best! Stay Safe, my friend!

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  34. This is so interesting. Nature and Planet Earth changing every day.

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  35. Espero que consigam limpar rapidamente
    o lago;
    pois a vida que a no lago pode desaparecer.
    Obrigada pela visita.
    Boa entrada de mês de julho.
    janicce.

    I hope you can quickly clean
    the lake;
    because the life that lives in the lake can disappear.
    Thank you for your visit.
    Good entry in July.
    janicce.

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  36. Y lo esperamos todos, Lagos limpios y sanos.

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  37. Just stopping back by to say hello and to check on you. I hope all is well with you. Happy 4th of July, my friend! Wishing you all the best, Stay Safe!

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  38. I hope everything is all right with you!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  39. Just stopping by to say Hi - hope all it well since you haven't posted in a while. Take care!

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