Caribou Lake, near Sault St. Marie in Algoma has a blue-green menace in its midst. Blooming blue green algae has kept people from swimming, fishing and using water from their wells since 2010. It’s a total bummer.
The algae blooms were partly caused by farmers, citizens and cottagers whose habits have caused “nutrient loading,” or an overload of phosphorous and nitrogen in the water.
Want to keep blue-green algae out of your lake? Here’s information outlining what you need to know;
- Don’t use conventional, chemical loaded lawn and garden fertilizers
- Keep your shoreline green
- Don’t let conventional soaps and shampoos get into the lake during bathing, dishwashing, laundry, and cleaning
- Inspect your septic tanks, outhouses etc. to make sure they are working properly