Cyanobacteria (Blue-green Algae) Report
Water Resource Services, Inc.
Water Resources Services (WRS) is a company which the WLA has hired to conduct and present
a variety of reports
to the Association about the lake. In 2014, WRS, with the assistance of interested citizens, undertook a study of possible
cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in Webster Lake.
There were three main elements to Phase 1 of the project:
1. Sampling of Lake Water: Meet with interested parties, train observers, collect samples, and then professionally analyze those samples.
2. Sampling of Storm Water Runoff: Train volunteers to sample runoff, collect samples, and then professionally analyze samples and evaluate phosphorous runoff in different parts of the lake.
3. Sampling of Surficial Sediments: Collect samples of sediment where there were and were not cyanobacteria blooms, test for phosphorous, and perform a preliminary assessment of Asian clam distribution.
Below is a link to The Webster Lake Cyanobacteria Investigation: Phase 1
and links to 5 lab reports which were used in the main report.
|Water Resource Services
2014 Webster Lake
Cyanobacteria Investigation: Phase 1
|Phase 1 - Main Report (PDF)|
|Phase 1 - Main Report (WORD)|
|2014 Cyanobacteria Investigation
First Flush (etc.) Reports
|Lab 1 (E407190) - June 26: (PDF)|
|Lab 2 (E407S97) - July 28: (PDF)|
|Lab 3 (E408J30) - August 13: (PDF)|
|Lab 4 (E408J33) - August 13: (PDF)|
|Lab 5 (E409546) - September 1: (PDF)|