DEQ issues caution for algae bloom
October 31, 2019
SEELEY LAKE – Based on photos received Oct. 18, the Department of Environmental Quality confirmed blue-green algae was present along the east shore on the north end of Seeley Lake. While not all blue-green algae blooms are harmful, the public is asked to use caution when recreating in Seeley Lake because conditions can change rapidly and are unpredictable.
Algae are a group of photosynthetic organisms which have a number of beneficial uses. However, algae may cause a great deal of damage if profuse growth results. Blue-green algae are particularly bothersome because it can ruin recreati...