The aerator system installed at Franklin County’s phosphorus-plagued lake has yet to work properly for an entire summer. And some advocates worry that funding for data collection will run dry.
Ticklenaked Pond in Ryegate had been plagued by excess phosphorus for years. After state and community efforts, the water has been cleaned up.
Reporter Elizabeth Gribkoff takes a look at the new aeration system installed by the state to prevent phosphorus buildup that can cause dangerous toxic cyanobacteria blooms.
Locals are cautiously optimistic a $1 million aeration system, unveiled this week, could improve the cyanobacteria bloom-plagued ‘lake in crisis.’
A new study recommends changes to feeding practices to help control water pollution. But there’s no obvious solution, and some counties just have too many cows.