By Alicia Dixon
Clearwater Resource Council 

Suspect a blue-green algae bloom?


November 4, 2021

Fall is the time of year blue-green algae blooms are commonly identified due to temperature patterns and end-of-summer nutrient processes. A potentially toxic algae bloom on Seeley Lake was reported to MT DEQ on Oct. 18. Unfortunately, due to reporting delays, water samples were not tested until the following Monday. Though the test results were negative for toxins, we cannot rule out the possibility that toxins may have been present at the time the suspected bloom was originally reported.

Reporting a suspected bloom to Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MT DEQ) is necessary and s...

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