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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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Saturday
90°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
17%
Saturday Night
71°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
27%
Sunday
90°
Chance Thunderstorms
31%
Sunday Night
71°
Chance Thunderstorms
44%
Monday
89°
Chance Thunderstorms
46%
Monday Night
67°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
19%
Tuesday
86°
Mostly Sunny
9%
Tuesday Night
66°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Wednesday
86°
Partly Sunny
10%
Wednesday Night
69°
Chance Thunderstorms
29%
Thursday
86°
Chance Thunderstorms
34%
Thursday Night
69°
Chance Thunderstorms
30%
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