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Cyanos Activity October 7, 2019

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On October 7th , AER visited Bantam Lake to perform biweekly cyanobacteria and monthly water quality monitoring as part of the ongoing lake management program. Samples collected for algal identifications and enumerations were from the North Bay site (N 41.71087° W -73.21155°) and Center Lake site (N 41.70056° W -73.22102°). A plankton net tow sample, using a 10┬Ám mesh plankton net, was also collected at the Center Lake site. Samples were treated, stored, and analyzed following methods discussed in previous memos. 
Water column profile and Secchi transparency data were also collected at the North Bay Site, the Center Lake Site, a site west of Folly Point (N 41.70773 W - 73.22638), and…

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