Candlewood Lake Authority is reporting a large, persistent Blue-Green Algae Bloom occurring in many parts of Candlewood Lake (see image courtesy of Candlewood Lake Authority).
"The temperate weather, combined with recent precipitation and little wind provides the perfect weather conditions for bloom events. Blooms this time of year are somewhat common as nutrients are available for the algae to use from the lake bottom after the lake "turns over" in the fall. The lack of plant material might also be making more nutrients available for the algae to use," Candlewood Lake Authority explains.
They say that when the water temperature drops in the lake, the blooms are expected to subside. However, experts at Candlewood Lake Authority say, " We will be keeping a close eye on the situation."
It is advised that you keep pets and children away from any part of the lake that might be blooming to prevent them from drinking any of the water.
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