More algae blooms found in Lake George after public appeal

LAKE GEORGE Environmental investigators identified more algae blooms in Lake George recently after an appeal was published asking the public to report unusual algae growth. In July, the Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky identified extensive algae growth in Bolton Bay, and then asked the public to take a close look at the shallow areas of shoreline for similar problems. Several long-time residents reported to Navitsky with their findings, he said this week, and his agency investigated these reports and documented algae blooms in 26 locations on Lake George. The blooms were documented in depths of up to 15 feet, Navitsky said. Many of the people reported that they had never experienced algae growth anything like what weve seen in the lake this summer, he said. The Lake George Waterkeeper has compiled underwater photos of the blooms, and they can be viewed at www.lakegeorgewaterkeeper.org. Navitsky said his agency is continuing to take reports concerning water quality and lake health. Reports should be made to agency employee Kathy Bozony at 668-5913 x 303 or by email at info@lakegeorgewaterkeeper.org.

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