Army Corps and NYS DEC to Begin Algae Study Mid- August

By August 5, 2020 News

The Army Corps of Engineers will be deploying their ‘in-lake’ in treatment algae units in the last two weeks of August.  They plan to mobilize and set up the week of August 17th with the actual in lake deployment occurring on the last week of August.  They will be using three units tied together in the south basin and will be deploying with a new greener coagulant chemical.  Testing will include waters coming into the lake, but not a full suite of sampling due to personnel restrictions related to COVID.   

This is a similar deployment to what the CLP did with phosphorus sensors last year – testing the feasibility on if/how it works for future use.  The in-lake treatment units that the Corps is deploying have not been used anywhere else – they have successfully used land based units in the past.   See this link for more information on the Army Corps Project https://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Media/Fact-Sheets/Fact-Sheet-Article-View/Article/1920665/harmful-algal-bloom-interception-treatment-and-transformation-system-habitats/. More to follow.