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Cyanos Activity July 30, 2018

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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 July 30, 2018, AER visited Bantam Lake to collect profile data and algae samples as part of the ongoing lake monitoring initiative. This sampling event came four days following treatments for aquatic invasive plants and algae on July 26th. Copper sulfate was used to treat the cyanobacteria populations. 
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 Point Folly (N 41.70773 W -73.22638), and at a site in the South Bay region of the lake (N 41.69015 W -73.22728). Algae samples were collected at the North Bay and Center Lake sites. Algae samples were analyzed by met…

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