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It's not often my boss makes a special request when I go out on assignment, but when I was tasked with writing a story about our weekend algae bloom on Lake Okabena Monday morning, he asked if I could... Posted on 10/11/10 at 11:04 PM
Bacteria settles on eastern shore; people, pets urged to stay out of affected areas
WORTHINGTON — A walk along Lake Okabena’s Sailboard Beach Wednesday night yielded some rather impressive views of the lake’s first significant algae bloom of the season, but by Thursday morning — thanks to a shift in the wind direction — the green muck had moved across the lake to settle in the area around Ehlers Park.
Late season algae bloom proves pungent
WORTHINGTON — Unseasonably warm temperatures and clear skies have been a perfect combination for farmers working to get this year’s crop into the bins, but they have also lead to a later-than-usual algae bloom on Lake Okabena.
Dreaded lake smell could be prevalent this weekend
WORTHINGTON — Here comes that odor again — the acrid, pungent smell akin to rotten eggs. It’s hanging in the air just down the shore from Sailboard Beach, but if conditions are ripe — perhaps with the high temperature and lack of wind forecast for this weekend — people will likely smell the effects of decaying blue-green algae all around the lake.
Lake Okabena Improvement Association wants to speed up process to improve lake's health
WORTHINGTON — Consultants hired by the Lake Okabena Improvement Association (LOIA) may be able to quicken the process of improving the health of the local lake.
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