Post Number: 11
|Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 10:27 pm: |
Can you please tell me why Vial Lake in Warren Park has so much algae on the surface? I see the fountain is not running on a regular basis.
Does the city have a plan to eliminate the surface algae if that is what it is?
Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
Post Number: 500
|Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 - 02:27 pm: |
The fountain in deed does help control some of the aquatic plant life that grows in the pond. However, the lake is too large for the fountain to eliminate all the growth regardless of run time, it's more an issue of proximity.
The area has been treated and the aquatic plants are dying. In past years we were able to use a product that worked faster and the material sank to the bottom faster. We are monitoring the situation and will try removing/disturbing the growth with a mechanical machine in an effort to speed up the process.
We also have product on hand that will not be harmful to the ecosystem but will help reduce the likely hood that it will grow back as fast this year. We are proceeding with caution on how and what is applied because we do not want to harm to lake ecosystem and because we use that water to irrigate the ball fields at the park.
We will make every effort to control it faster next year.
Assistant Director - Operations
Parks and Recreation