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Summer Weather and the ponds

A quick note from Aquatics Systems about the district ponds:

Summer and the hot weather means more growth on top of what we already see year-round in a sub-tropical climate. Cloudier water can be an enemy and a friend depending on the other variables going on in the ponds. Increased turbidity does increase the water temperature, which algae loves, but also decreased light penetration, which algae does not love. Really what summer means to us is hotter weather and more influx of nutrients into the ponds from the rains. This equals more growth overall, not just algae. It is important to set realistic expectations, which is that 1-3ft of algae out from the perimeter is considered normal growth during the hottest times of the year.

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