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Cyanos Activity July 6, 2020

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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 6 th , AER visited Bantam Lake to perform Cyanobacteria monitoring. Water column profile data, total depth measurements, and Secchi transparency data 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). 
An approximately 500mL composite sample of the top three meters of water column were collected for algae counts at the North Bay and Center Lake sites using a threemeter long sampling tube. These samples were preserved with Lugol’s solution shortly after collection and stored…

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