Latest Lake Morey Conditions

For information on ice skating see the Lake Morey Resort page


 

If you wish to volunteer and become a Lake Morey Watcher please contact the Health Officer, Chris Brimmer, for more information.

Monitoring takes place at four sites in the lake: town beach, boat landing, North end and East side.
The device is a Turner Designs fluorometer, which measures Phycocyanin, the main photo receptor in Cyanobacteria. If we get a spike we can say that populations may be increasing, and we let involved parties know current status.
The device measures up to 199 ug/L (micrograms per liter) of Phycocyanin.

The monitoring takes place on an "as needed" basis, so readings may not be posted every week.

Alum Treatment Request for Qualifications July 26, 2023

May 24, 2024 Non-toxic Algae Bloom

May 7, 2024 Algae Bloom Is Not Cyanobacteria

Alum Treatment presently scheduled for May 2024

Town Beach closed for the season

Town Beach Closed due to Cyanobacteria bloom 10-2-23

Graphs and Observations Sept. 22 2023

Cyanobacteria readings 2023

Town Beach Reopened for swimming 9-9-2023

Town Beach Closed due to Cyanobacteria bloom 9-5-23

Graph and Observations 9-4-2023

July 8 Cyanobacteria, Alum and Lake Morey - update on permitting process

June 27 Town Beach Re-opened

June 26 Town Beach closed

June 24 Monitoring Results - Safe to swim, remain alert

June 15, 2023 Monitoring Results - safe to swim

June 15, 2023 Yellow pollen at Town Beach is not Cyanobacteria

June 7, 2023 Early Cyanobacteria Bloom Subsided

Dec. 21, 2022 Cyanobacteria Mitigation Plan

Nov. 22, 2022 Press Release

Oct. 12, 2022 Town Beach clear

Sept.27, 2022 Cyanobacteria Speciation Report

Sept. 19 2022 Selectboard Discussion re Lake Morey Water Quality

Sept. 15, 2022 Cyanobacteria Bloom on Lake Morey and Health Risks