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wullie/mk2

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blue-green algae
« on: July 24, 2012, 12:56:50 AM »

It was reported yesterday,in the Dundee Evening Telegraph,that the boating pond at Stobsmuir,...DMBC,s local pond, that it has been,declared off limits to all visitors,due to high levels of potentially harmful blue-green algae,and is out of bounds to all,until the all clear is given,
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Re: blue-green algae
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 02:49:02 AM »

People need to stop feeding the birds bread...

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Droppings contain phosphorus, which can contribute to algae growth in water.

http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=830

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bird droppings, containing nitrogen and phosphorus, which can
lead to excessive plant and algae growth in water.
http://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/15912


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Re: blue-green algae
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 09:21:56 AM »

There are some things that can be done to try and reduce the problem, if not eliminate it. Check out this thread and contact the council.
Glennb2006 also had the problem so it may be worth a PM to him to see if they found a solution.

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Re: blue-green algae
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 10:09:59 PM »

The odd thing is, there are 2 ponds,approx 10m apart,the top pond,which has an island where all the burdies nest and frequent,is algae free,...the lower pond that is used by DMBC,is the one that has the algae,
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