Re: Toxic Algae effect on water pumps etc.
Originally Posted by gjordan
Cyanobacteria is also a big problem here in California
, I sail on Clear Lake
which is anything but clear. I spent last night anchored in a cove and this morning it was so thick that it looked like the surface of the water
had been painted with a roller full of green paint
. The only reason I knew it was toxic is from a recent lecture from a biologist that said there has been only one death of a dog because the dog licked himself dry. That was enough to poison it. The vapors from stirred up water
can also be toxic. Maybe all of those %&*# jet skiers will breath enough to feel like going home. There was also another report of a dog poisoning near the Russian River from the same thing. We are hoping that the possible end of the drought will change the ecosystem enough to reduce the problem. ______Grant.
Grant, we sailed on Clear Lake
in the early to mid-80s, non-drought years. The lake always had a reputation for that crap, some years worse than others, some years earlier some years later. I doubt if rain will be a cure. Loved sailing there though. Used to anchor
west of Nice, sail down to anchor
off the state park and Dorn Bay, did the Konocti Cup a couple of times.
Catalina 34 #224 (1986) C34IA Secretary
Cowichan Bay, BC, (Maple Bay Marina) SR/FK, M25, Rocna 10 (22#) (NZ model)