thick pea soup of blue green algae

Luckily a big afternoon storm rolled through on Wednesday afternoon, bringing with it intense winds and fresh rain. By Thursday much of the blue green algae had cleared out from what we at Crow’s Path call Derf Beach (Fred’s Beach to Rock Pointers) and most of the closed beaches were clear enough to swim in. I thought I’d post a few more photos, these from Wednesday before it cleared out.

Pooling up at margin of Lake Champlain

The image below shows how a small sandbar created a windbreak, which created perfect conditions for the cyanobacteria to grow to high and potentially dangerous conditions. The waves seen just past the sand bar and already broken up much of the grosser pea soup swirls along North Beach before Wednesday’s afternoon storm.

Is North Beach still swimmable? the world asks?

Old, dried blue green algae

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