Lake Management of Harmful Algal Blooms for Water Supply & Recreation Uses
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Excess nutrients from stormwater and wastewater discharges provide a source of food for algae which lead to eutrophication and impairment of aquatic ecosystem health. Management actions required to meet nutrient load reductions to protect aquatic ecosystem health are not new to our industry, but the additional impairment to recreational and consumptive uses caused by harmful algal blooms requires a new approach to an old problem.
This presentation provides a current state of the science and policy, highlights several CDM Smith projects including Lake Machado, and provides an outlook on needs in the coming years for managers of lakes and reservoirs across the nation.
Presented by Bernadette Kolb, PE (Boston) and Steven Wolosoff, BCES (Boston)
Moderated by Susan Crawford