Shoreline Algal Survey

In the summer of 2004 Three Lakes Association conducted the latest in a series of algal surveys on Lake Bellaire, Clam Lake, and Torch Lake. A team of TLA volunteers and Bellaire High School interns using kayaks examined the entire shoreline of these lakes.

Our goal was to locate places where nutrients like phosphorus might be entering our lakes and use this data as a roadmap for future examinations of the sources.

Observations made during this survey identified a total of 69 significant sites: 45 on Torch, 13 on Bellaire, and 11 on Clam Lake. These sites will be followed up during the summer of 2005.