Algae alert issued at Lake Alma State Park | The Columbus Dispatch

A bloom of toxic, blue-green algae at Lake Alma has prompted officials to post health warnings at two public beaches at the state park in southeastern Ohio. Full Story
Joe

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 26, 2011
Buckeye Lake residents are working hard to improve the water quality. For example, they had a carp catching promotion because the bottom feeding carp stir up the algae. Was out there last weekend and the water kicked up behind the boat was still the green color which leaves me wondering if lower levels of algae can still be harmful. It is a great lake and would like to see other factors improved like the feeder streams into the lake cleaned up more.
Think first

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 26, 2011
Joe wrote:
Buckeye Lake residents are working hard to improve the water quality. For example, they had a carp catching promotion because the bottom feeding carp stir up the algae. Was out there last weekend and the water kicked up behind the boat was still the green color which leaves me wondering if lower levels of algae can still be harmful. It is a great lake and would like to see other factors improved like the feeder streams into the lake cleaned up more.
It was not a success as the carp didn't bite,also catfish and bass stir up the bottom and shad work the banks like carp.Merv is an idiot of the highest quality.He claims that the undeveloped Perry county side of the lake is the root cause of algae due to no sewers when most of Perry had sewer to Thornport and empties to a creek not into the lake and the few other properties were mostly part time or had working systems.Sewer installation found some failed systems and those were being treated as holding tanks.The lake has become more shallow and the two treatment plants that empty into it with washers and dish washers would be a more likely source of continuing pollution to cause algae.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#3 Jul 26, 2011
If we can charge BP for losses incurred by their fouling the water, why can't we charge the landowners of surrounding properties for their roles in fouling this lake?
CONCERNED

Logan, OH

#4 Jul 26, 2011
I think it's pretty shitty that we swam with our kids at Lake Alma today not knowing this! The swimming area should be shut down untill the algae problem is taken care of! People are not educated on this issue and it's a load of crap that may cause ppl and CHILDREN to get sick!! As we were leaving, we seen a small sign at the bottom of others near the ground sayin the algae has been detected. IT DOES NOT SAY WHAT IT IS NOR DOES IT SAY NO SWIMMING!! I'M FURIOUS AND SCARED FOR THE LITTLER KIDS. REDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!
shmo

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 27, 2011
buckeye lake
horific

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 27, 2011
yes

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