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Long Lake Algae and Fluorometer South Basin

Long Lake fluorometer monitoring will begin in spring of 2024. Check back for the end of year report!

Algae Observed on Long Lake South Basin

Gloeotrichia echinulata (a type of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) commonly found in low-nutrient waters) can be seen with the naked eye. Gloeo density is reported as a value ranging from 0 – 6, based on the number of Gloeo colonies seen through a Secchi scope. Higher values indicate more Gloeo colonies. The south basin’s Gloeotrichia echenulata density ranged from 0 through 1 with the highest density occurring in early August.

Common Algae Observed In LEA Service Area

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