LAKE HILLS ALGAE TREATMENT – AUGUST 9, 2016

Lake Hills Members,

On July 13th and 21st our lake management company All Habitat Services (AHS) surveyed weeds and algae throughout the lake.

Weeds were treated in numerous areas and algae was spot treated as needed. The weeds are under control, but within the last week filamentous and planktonic algae blooms have occurred.

AHS will perform the following items on TODAY, TUESDAY AUGUST 9th

  • Survey weed and algae growth throughout the lake.
  • Maintenance algaecide application (Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate) to reduce: 1) filamentous algae growth (green/brown slime) on lake surface and lake bottom; 2) planktonic algae bloom throughout water column (green-ish water).

AHS will perform the work from a boat launched from Beach 4.

LAKE USAGE

AHS will post chemical application notifications (8.5″ x 11″ paper) at applicable beaches during or immediately after all chemical treatments. The notifications contain details of water usage restrictions, which are generally minimally interruptive to lake recreation.

Please keep an eye out for the posted notifications and adhere to any noted usage restrictions. If chemicals are applied directly in a swim area, it is advised to remain out of the water in that area for one hour.

WE CAN ALL HELP…

  • Feeding your lawn feeds the weeds and algae in the lake. Carpet-like lawns = green, slimy, weedy Samp Mortar.
  • Please minimize or eliminate lawn fertilizers. As an alternative, consider using organic fertilizers with low or no phosphorous (the middle number is phosphorous, ex., 18-0-4).
  • If you have a lakeside home, do not dump any yard debris or chemicals into or near the lake.
  • Manually remove nuisance aquatic weeds and filamentous algae from near-shore swim areas.

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