Issue report

Algae

Gatineau, Ontario, Canada

Reported by:
Dan W

About this Location

Ottawa River : Remic Beach

56 Observations
2 Issues
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Notes

After prolonged warm temperatures, and with lower water levels, there are increased levels of algal growth and aquatic plants in the beach area. testing has not been performed, but visual inspections are consistent with green algae (cotton candy texture - possibly gutweed or grass kelp) and not consistent with blue-green algae (spilled paint appearance). green algae does not release toxins, although they can deplete oxygen in water causing fish kills. if you have further observations or information, please feel free to contact me at cpcadan@gmail.com good information is available from ottawa riverkeeper here: https://www.ottawariverkeeper.ca/beach-closures-and-blue-green-algae/#:~:text=these%20blooms%20disappeared%20quickly%20and,late%20may%20and%20early%20october.

Details:

Have you seen this before?

Late summer

Have you notified any other agencies?

Not at this stage

Weather

Current weather What's this?
  • sunny

Issue history