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Old 06-26-2022, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Cyanobacteria Around Bear Island

I was kayaking Saturday 6/25 and Sunday 6/26 from the area of the Carry along the shoreline to Church Cove and the cyanobacteria is really bad. Today it is floating on the surface. This is NOT pollen - we had that a few weeks ago. It's sad, but I have to keep my kids and dogs out of the lake - tough to do on a hot day. This is really early in the season for this - worried this might be a bad year for this.

If you happen to see any cyanobacteria where you are, you should report it to the NH Department of Environmental Services: HAB@des.nh.gov.

Go to https://www.des.nh.gov/water/healthy...body,%E2%80%8B for information on Cyanobacteria.
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Old 06-27-2022, 02:10 PM   #2
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Thank you for sharing!! In addition to contacting DES, the Lake Winnipesaukee Association is working toward tracking all cyanobacteria observations, alerts, and advisories in the Winnipesaukee watershed and would appreciate being notified as well. We are working with DES to collaborate and coordinate the collection and identification of cyanobacteria within the watershed. We may be available to come out and take a water sample if you suspect cyanobacteria. Although we do not have the capabilities to quantify the sample in the same way that DES does (which is how they issue an alert or advisory) we are able to potentially identify and confirm the presence of cyanobacteria. The ephemeral nature of cyanobacteria makes it imperative to collect a sample as soon as possible which is why we are assisting DES in these efforts.
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Old 06-27-2022, 06:06 PM   #3
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DES today issued a cyanobacteria advisory for Lake Opechee. We have had a severe bloom at the north end of the lake over the last few days, and today DES tested and confirmed its presence . We are closing our Association beach for at least a week!

https://www4.des.state.nh.us/WaterShed_BeachMaps/
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