Algae Bloom Conditions

 

Ø  Algae bloom is most likely during a period of drought (causing lower water levels)

Ø  Higher water temperatures

Ø  Higher pH values (e.g., 9+ on a scale of 1-14)

Ø  Decreased dissolved oxygen at depth (helping release phosphate)

Ø  Increased specific conductivity (caused by release of nutrients phosphate and forms of nitrogen)