Considering the number and severity of the last few storms, this is a good idea.
Question for the Town of Stillwater....why is the Town of Stillwater knocking down the white house and cutting trees down on county rd 76? Want to know why my tax dollars are being spent on that?
Awe come on. You can't predict the future. Invent a waiver where people have to sign off on responsibility. (Liability). Not fair for the folks that drag their kids out of the water when there's a storm coming.
Million Dollar Beach has a history of being closed for the same reason. If the Ecoli is from the geese that had moved in to the immediate beach area, once shoo’d away it dissipates quickly to safe levels. Stop with the fear mongering!!!
Well since 3 dogs died because of playing in the lake, I can almost guarantee it has Cyanobacteria, also referred to as blue-green algae. I suggest the town check for any runoffs be cause this algae usually multiples and blooms when the water is warm, stagnant, and rich in nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen) from sources such as fertilizer runoff or septic tank overflows. Although most blue-green blooms are not toxic, some blue-green algae
produces nerve or liver toxins which is very toxic to dogs. People may become ill after swimming or water skiing in lakes with toxic blue green algae. Rarely, people may experience stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rashes (dermatitis/swimmers itch). I am no expert but, this is my opnion of what I think maybe going on in the lake.
So things like this just effect Browns Beach? What about the rest of the water quality in the lake? It just confines itself to that one area? Do they test other areas of the lake as well?