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Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae)

Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae)

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The presence of Cyanobacteria, or more commonly known as Blue Green Algae, has been confirmed in the Vermilion River.

To learn more about how this will affect those people using river water for drinking, swimming, washing, or even eating fish from the river, then you will find some excellent information at Sudbury and District Health Department, and/or Health Canada.    Ministry of the Environment also has an excellent pamphlet Blue-green Algae – Information for Cottagers and Home Owners to round out your knowledge on this subject.

Also, check out this presentation made by Charles Ramcharan, Biologist, with Laurentian University’s Freshwater Unit, made on 11 October 2011 to the Vermilion River Stewardship.

 

Cyanobacteria – Blue Green Algae Bloom found on Vermilion River

Cyanobacteria – Blue Green Algae – Found on Simon Lake by Public Beach

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The Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Program is a 3 year study to characterize the lower Vermilion River to identify all negative inputs and outputs affecting water quality, and to ultimately recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality on the Vermilion River system.