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Cyanos Activity September 24, 2018

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On Monday, September 24, 2018, AER visited Bantam Lake to conduct biweekly cyanobacteria and monthly water quality 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 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 and other water samples were collected at the North Bay and Center Lake sites. An additional algae sample was collected at the South Bay site. Algae samples were analyzed by methods described in an earlier memo. 
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