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Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae)

Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae)

The presence of Cyanobacteria, or more commonly known as Blue Green Algae, has been an issue of concern in the Vermilion River system.  To find out what the Vermilion River Stewardship has done to address this issue you can check out our Blog postings on this subject  here.

To learn more about how this can 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.  The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change also has an excellent pamphlet Blue-green Algae – Information for Cottagers and Home Owners to round out your knowledge on this subject.

Cyanobacteria – Blue Green Algae Bloom found on Vermilion River

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

THANK YOU ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION, KGHM INTERNATIONAL & CONSERVATION SUDBURY FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

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.