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Blue Green Algae (BGA)

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Blue Green Algae (BGA)

I know very little about this subject and would appreciate any useful comments / information

We have booked at White Cross Bay for 2 weeks in August and primarily for our Dog to swim in the Lake as he absolutely loves it. We get 2 weeks away too its true !

I have just found though that BGA has been reported in the Lake and people should keep their dogs out. The Environment Agency has good information which I have just read and it advises obviously keeping Dogs out which makes perfect sense

What I don't know is the current state of the BGA, whether it is predicted to last into Autumn (or whether it even CAN) , whether it dies off with a change in the weather and if it does how long does the water remains "toxic"

A lot of questions but really appreciate any answers anyone may have. I am a few days short of paying my balance and have to decide whether to cut our losses and head elsewhere. Mutt is the priority here !

Many thanks

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Windermere, United...
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1. Re: Blue Green Algae (BGA)

Interesting information for the local paper here:


Hope that helps

Lake District...
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2. Re: Blue Green Algae (BGA)

From :


"Waters near Lakeside YMCA (SD 37540 89840) have been found to have a blue-green algal bloom or the potential for one to form."

Chester, United...
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3. Re: Blue Green Algae (BGA)

Maybe get in touch with the Environment Agency for advice?

East Sussex, United...
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^^^ It's a bit to late for that Queenio, the OP was booked to stay there in August.

Chester, United...
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Hadn't realised and was trying to help, I'd picked up the part saying Autumn.

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Yeh, that's a very curious word to use (autumn) when referring to a holiday in August. I guess that they probably meant they might delay their holiday into autumn if August didn't work out but weren't clear about it. And my local lake has a horrendous gb algae problem at the moment so it does last into autumn, but it's very local conditions dependent.

Edited: 3:42 am, October 08, 2014
Chester, United...
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7. Re: Blue Green Algae (BGA)

Thanks Joe

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