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Sonic Solution to Algae Growth
Candlewood Lake Authority is on the hunt for viable solutions to the problem of algae growth in Candlewood Lake.

One promising technique, used in Europe and Asia, uses solar-powered ultrasound units that are used to cripple and ultimately kill certain types of algae.

The units employ underwater transducers to emit ultrasonic waves that rupture gas vesicles -- small balloon-like structures that provide buoyancy -- in certain strains of blue-green algae.

When the vesicles collapse, the algae sink to the bottom, where photosynthesis ceases and they eventually die.
The transducers are powered by land-mounted solar panels.


 
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Fish Found Dead after Chemical Treatment - About 100 fish died recently in an isolated incident in the 21-acre lake when the heat index rose to 110 degrees the day after the lake was treated for algae, duckweed and other noxious weeds.


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