Excess Phosphates Blamed for Nippo Lake Bacteria Blooms

Nippo Lake

New Hampshire environmental officials met Tuesday, September 15, with residents and stakeholders to discuss what can be done about the ongoing (since 2010) cyanobacteria blooms in Nippo Lake in Barrington that forced the state to issue an advisory warning humans and pets to not to come in contact with the water in early August. Cyanobacteria blooms are often fueled by high levels of phosphates.

A report produced by the Nippo Lake Association with the help of the Lakes Lay Monitoring Program at the University of New Hampshire pinpointed that high levels of phosphates were present in runoff coming from Golf Course Way, especially after heavy rains.

 

Read more about the cyanobacteria blooms in Nippo Lake, NH.