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Cyanos Activity June 19

Reconsider activities and limit exposure to the water.
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.

Water clarity declined at all stations with Secchi disk depth at Center Lake station a meter less at 3.6 meters and North Bay a quarter meter less at 3.7.   Cyanobacteria cell numbers show increases of 3x at Center lake station and 2x at North bay station.  The cyanobacteria community has appeared to have shifted from dominance by Aphanizonmenon to co-dominance by a variety of taxa including Woronichinia, Oscillatoria, Anabaena, and Microcystis (not counted in the surface sample but observed in deep water sample).  Temperature gradients from top to bottom show the lake continuing to stratify, despite surface temperatures dropping slightly since last time.  Dissolved oxygen in botto…

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