Have not seen this algae on the lake before, but the same day as I gathered the samples of this algae, I also saw several mats of this algae floating in the Big Lake section of Mississippi Lake
- Reported on: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:26 EDT
- Reported to: Water Rangers : Guardians
- Lat: 45.0757027
- Lng: -76.1687939
About this Location
Mississippi Lake : Mississippi LakeSmall inlet between Squaw Point and King's Bay with three dwellings surrounding the bay. The water is very still and stagnant. Water levels are als...
I have notified the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority and am taking samples in to them for identification
2020-06-19 - 15:26:00
2020-06-24 - 12:08:00
Doreen Watson-Donald has closed this issue.
Images were sent to Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority for identification. It is filamentous algae, likely of the Spirogyra group. While these types of green algae do not produce toxins as per Cyanobacteria, the mats can affect aesthetics and degrade habitat. A water test was conducted in the bay yesterday: pH 8.0 secchi depth 1.0 hardness 50.0 dissolved oxygen 8.0 chlorine 1.0 alkalinity 100.0 conductivity 194.0 water temp 26.0 air temp 25 Hardness reading seems a bit low in comparison to other readings on the lake. Conductivity reading seems a bit high in comparison to other readings on the lake.