During 2019, TLA hired Freshwater Solutions to conduct three Comprehensive Assessments, plus our Summer Interns in 2019 used a new DNA-based methodology to detect the swimmer’s itch parasite in water samples. The assembled reports acknowledge TLA’s sources for funding for …Continue reading →
Swimmer’s Itch Rack Card Since there are still a few weeks left of good swimming in our lakes, we want to share this rack card area residents. We recently collaborated with other lake associations in the Elk River Chain of …Continue reading →
Thank you to everyone who reported incidents of Swimmer’s Itch over the summer of 2018. Between May and October, we received 101 reported incidents. Here are the results: Swimmer’s Itch Incident Report.
Have you encountered Swimmer’s Itch, this year? Have members of your family, your guests, or your neighbors? Please help us identify where the problem exists and how bad it is. The Three Lakes Association (TLA) has a reporting tool for …Continue reading →
In response to the survey Three Lakes Association did last fall, we received many reports of historical problems with swimmers’ itch at several locations in our three lakes. In order to more completely determine the size of the problem and …Continue reading →
Thanks to all of you who took the time to respond to the Three Lakes Association’s Swimmer’s Itch survey. 201 of you filled out the survey and a few more responded by telephone. A slight majority felt that Swimmer’s Itch …Continue reading →
Many waders and swimmers in several northern Michigan lakes are bothered by swimmer’s itch, an itchy rash that is caused by a tiny parasite in the water that mistook a person for the duck it was seeking to infect. This …Continue reading →