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Cyanos Activity May 5, 2019

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Disclaimer: The information presented below reflects conditions throughout the lake and may differ from conditions on specific shorelines. For information regarding beach closings please contact the Torrington Area Health District or local town officials.

On Monday, May 6, 2019, AER visited Bantam Lake to conduct biweekly cyanobacteria monitoring as part of the ongoing lake management program. Water column profile data and Secchi transparencies were collected from the North Bay Site (N 41.71087° W -73.21155°), the Center Lake Site (N 41.70056° W -73.22102°), a site west of Folly Point (N 41.70773 W -73.22638), and at a site in the South Bay region of the lake (N 41.69015 W -73.22728). 
Samples for algal identifications and enumerations were collected from the North Bay and Center Lake sites. A plankton net tow sample using a 10┬Ám mesh net was collected at the Center Lake site. Samples were treated, stored and analyzed following methods discussed in our Ap…

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