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Thursday, May 10th, 2007
Photo by Shelley Grieshop
Not what you want to bloom
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A large amount of algae covers Coldwater Creek on Tuesday, the result of hypereutrophic activity common in Grand Lake and in many of the lake's tributaries. Hypereutrophic lakes are rich with nutrients that run off from surrounding land and characterized by frequent and nuisance algae blooms and low transparency. Brian Miller, assistant manager of Grand Lake St. Marys State Park, said such an algae bloom is not unusual for this time of year because temperatures had risen in days prior to Tuesday and there had been no rain to wash it away.
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Sunday
65°
Chance Thunderstorms
55%
Sunday Night
49°
Thunderstorms Likely
60%
Monday
58°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
26%
Monday Night
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Chance Rain Showers
28%
Tuesday
64°
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Tuesday Night
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28%
Wednesday
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42%
Wednesday Night
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Thursday
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