No 'magic potion' to fix Geist algae

No 'magic potion' to fix Geist algae

There are 106 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 31, 2007, titled No 'magic potion' to fix Geist algae. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

An environmental expert told a gathering of about 75 waterfront residents this morning there is no magic potion for ridding the Geist Reservoir of toxic algae that has bloomed there this summer.

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Casper the Friendly Geist

Palo Alto, CA

#1 Aug 31, 2007
"I can't have those ooey, yucky bugs in my yard. I may have a party with the Howells!"
Buzz

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Aug 31, 2007
Interesting that 3 State Senators would show up to discuss this "crisis" with just 75 people. I wonder if the same three would show up to discuss a similar situation with poor folks!?
Jasper

Noblesville, IN

#3 Aug 31, 2007
One might stop the out-of-control building of homes in the watershed. But, we don't suppose Fishers Inc. would be interested in that cure. So, guess we'll have to depend on the good old marketplace to bring the overdevelopment to a halt.

Credit crunch anyone?

How about a tax bite for poor Fishers when those all those saws and hammers fall silent.
Ironic

Goodland, IN

#4 Aug 31, 2007
In their race to have the "prettiest" lawns, the simple-minded owners of the Geist McMansions have created a toxic stew in their backyards.

Lets see, when you dump hundreds of tons of fertilizer on lawns, part of which then washes into the lake, you shouldn't be surprised that vegetation in the lake, much like the grass in the yard, grows very well.

This is kharma and nature working at their best. If they hadn't screwed up the lake so badly, this would be hilarious.

Morons.
Duh

Alexandria, KY

#5 Aug 31, 2007
What do you expect when you are boating and swimming where are sewage also flows? I laugh at those who buy a $1,000,000 house on a toilet and then whine about it.
SUGGESTION

Jacksonville, FL

#6 Aug 31, 2007
Buzz wrote:
Interesting that 3 State Senators would show up to discuss this "crisis" with just 75 people. I wonder if the same three would show up to discuss a similar situation with poor folks!?
Good Point! 3 senators show up to discuss a crisis that was potentially caused by these homeowners.
Steve in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Aug 31, 2007
In the text they say phosphorous rich pesticides, not fertilizer. Is that right?
Gold

United States

#8 Aug 31, 2007
Buzz wrote:
Interesting that 3 State Senators would show up to discuss this "crisis" with just 75 people. I wonder if the same three would show up to discuss a similar situation with poor folks!?
He with the most gold will have the best access to elected officials.
withheld

Carmel, IN

#9 Aug 31, 2007
"Toilet" is an interesting analogy. Seems to me they've created a giant mud puddle and then they built houses around it.
U Sound Jealous

Fishers, IN

#10 Aug 31, 2007
Duh wrote:
What do you expect when you are boating and swimming where are sewage also flows? I laugh at those who buy a $1,000,000 house on a toilet and then whine about it.
I laugh at those who do not know the difference between "are" and "our."
Comedy Show

Reston, VA

#11 Aug 31, 2007
The comments on this story are going to be hilarious.
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I always enjoy reading the obnoxious comments from those that are jealous of the Geist residents!!
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Let the comedy begin!!!
LifeCracksMeUp

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Aug 31, 2007
If you have an expansive house on the lake, the last word I would call those people is simple minded. Remember Geist is a resavoir, man made. It is sad what has happened but hopefully they caught the problem in time to fix it. The landscapers whom work on the lawns should look into more enviormently friendly chemicals.
All Said and Done

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Aug 31, 2007
Interesting how stupid those with a little money can be. In my opinion those that have a little money should be held more accountable to the environment. Everyone who lives on the water should be Green. But instead they buy bigger boats, bigger cars, and bigger houses with larger electric bills. They they use fertilizer and insecticide on their BIG yards and then water it so it runs off into Geist. DUH. Remember when you are having a great time blowing your money on adult toys and yard chemicals that one day your great grand children will suffer for your excessiveness and lack of caring for the environment.
Geezz

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Aug 31, 2007
Steve in Indianapolis wrote:
In the text they say phosphorous rich pesticides, not fertilizer. Is that right?
Right "quote", but wrong conclusion. Phosphorus fertilizers, making up the vast majority of lawn treatment, is the big culprit. Could have been a misquote by the reporter.
Susan

Duncan, OK

#15 Aug 31, 2007
Duh wrote:
What do you expect when you are boating and swimming where are sewage also flows? I laugh at those who buy a $1,000,000 house on a toilet and then whine about it.
Where in the world did you get the idea that 'sewage' enters Geist??? You don't know what you're talking about. By the way, you incorrectly used 'are' for 'our'. DUH?! DOH?! What a moron....
Susan-employee

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Aug 31, 2007
That body of water was never meant to have houses and people living around it. It's there as a backup to our other water sources.

I'm sure those people chem-lawn their grass to death and it's got to run somewhere. Didn't anyone think of this before those ridiculous houses were built out there??

Now the Giest residents and their ilk are complaining their heads off. It's quite funny, really!!!!
Sad for the Earth

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Aug 31, 2007
Comedy Show wrote:
The comments on this story are going to be hilarious.
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I always enjoy reading the obnoxious comments from those that are jealous of the Geist residents!!
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Let the comedy begin!!!
I hardly think that the story is funny. Jealous of Geist residents? YOU may envy Geist residents but I'm sure their **** stinks like everyone else. They also will die like everyone else, taking none of their riches (or debt) with them. Prospective is everything. But what about the environment?
Jim

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Aug 31, 2007
Too bad, so sad for those people that live around Geist.
Geist

AOL

#19 Aug 31, 2007
It will clean out eventually. It is still beautiful just to boat around. If you must swim just pick a deeper area more upstream.

The algae is obvious and just stay away from it.
Indy Resident

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Aug 31, 2007
Anybody driven across the Olio Road bridge lately ? The reservoir looks exactly what it smells like.....a backed up toilet. The algae coated muck bottom is exposed out to the middle of the channel. That view and smell is well worth the $$$$$$$ cost of those homes. Not!! Trust me, it won't be long before the home owners or Senators are asking for STATE funds to correct the local, self-inflicted problem and to build better lakefront watershed barriers. I'm pretty sure Rep. Bosma lives out in the area and will continue to protect his self-interests. And what do they continue to do out there.....rape the land and lay down more concrete to build more homes. You reep what you sew !! Bye-bye envioronment.

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