VT Radio Program Examines Lake Algae

Blue-Green Algae, Cyanophyta, photo/ upenn.edu

Vermont Public Radio: If you’ve spent time in or around Lake Champlain lately, chances are you’ve seen the blue-green algae turning the water thick and green and uninviting.

After all the flooding last year, which sent record amounts of phosphorous into the lake, and a recent streak of hot weather, the blue-green algae blooms have appeared earlier than normal this year, and have been more widespread. They’ve also been cropping up in Lake Memphremagog and Lake Iroquois. We talk to Louis Porter, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper at the Conservation Law Foundation, and Mary Watzin, dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM, and a long-term researcher on Lake Champlain, about the health of the lake, and what the blue-green algae blooms mean for the surrounding environment, animals and humans.

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