Algae blooms plaguing Lake Winnipeg could be tackled with adjustment to city sewage plant, say experts

If you’ve been trying to enjoy your summer holidays at the beach and Lake Winnipeg is looking a little off-colour, you’re not alone.Reports of algae blooms on the lake, particularly in the Victoria Beach area, have been rampant this summer, and conservation groups are looking to the City of Winnipeg to help solve the problem.“The cause of these blooms is phosphorous,” Lake Winnipeg Foundation executive director Alexis Kanu told 680 CJOB.“That’s a nutrient we all need, it’s essential to life… but we need to reduce the phosphorous load to the lake in order to address these algae blooms.”View link »View original article here Source

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