UNDERSTANDING ALGAL BLOOMS

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CLA Collaborates with Organizations in Support of Healthy Aquatic Environment  Lakewood, NY — A healthy lake is a happy lake. The CLA has been collaborating with multiple organizations throughout the years to provide a natural response to unwanted vegetation, in-lake maintenance, and the removal and clearing of shoreline debris which clogs navigation. The CLA has also become deeply involved with studying, cataloging, and monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). In addition, the CLA informs the public and appropriate government agencies about the presence of algal blooms. Algal blooms are a rapid increase in the population of algae in an aquatic system. Algae is always present in bodies of water, such as Chautauqua Lake, but only a few types can produce toxins. Toxin production can be stimulated by environmental factors such as…
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