Algal blooms: What can we do about them?
November 21, 2019
On Oct. 31, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder published a story discussing the possible detection of toxic blue-green algae on Seeley Lake. The article provided a thorough discussion surrounding such algal blooms and why we should be concerned.
Unfortunately, algal blooms are not a new phenomenon in the Clearwater "Chain of Lakes" as Seeley, Placid and Salmon lakes have had documented algal blooms in the recent past, though not all of the blooms were documented as toxic. In 2017, Placid Lake experienced an Anabaena infestation and in 2013 Salmon Lake had an aphanizomenon flos-aquae bloom.