WINDHAM, Maine — Researchers in Maine say a lake’s recent algal blooms are prompting concerns over the health of the body of water.
Beginning in May, water quality tests will begin at Highland Lake in Windham and Falmouth, after a mysterious algal bloom has reappeared every July for the last four summers.
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The Portland Press Herald reports the nonprofit Highland Lake Association and other parties will host a public forum March 21 about the health of the lake.
Officials say there is no evidence that this bloom is toxic, but it causes a pervasive and noticeable cloudiness in the water.
Association President Rosie Hartzler says she believes the cloudiness is caused by an increasing level of phosphorus in the water.
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