Lone Lake - Closure

PeteM

Active Member
I stopped by Lone Lake on Thursday. They have closed it because of the toxic algae. In the past, they just put up warning signs but this time they have a formal closure. Just FYI.
 

Obsessed

Active Member
Good question. Here's a link to the Dept of Ecology testing for Lone.
DOE Lone Lake
What does it mean? I don't know but you can see it was tested again recently and was still very high.
 

Zak

WFF Supporter
WFF Supporter
Good question. Here's a link to the Dept of Ecology testing for Lone.
DOE Lone Lake
What does it mean? I don't know but you can see it was tested again recently and was still very high.
I think it means, stay away:
 

Lance Magnuson

WFF Supporter
I reached out to Lizbeth (the algae scientist) to determine historically when Lone Lake opens up. Last October, fishing was strong. I’m hoping for the same this year.
 

Lance Magnuson

WFF Supporter
Response from Island County. Not terribly insightful-

I got forwarded your message and I’ll try to answer the question:

When have algae problems typically dissipated in the past with seasonal cooling?
Algae blooms in Lone Lake dissipate usually around the fall season between October and November. The temperature change the conditions which prevents algal growth, slowing the release of algal toxins .



If you have any more question or concerns please feel free to message me.



Sincerely,

Matthew Colston

Environmental Health Specialist II-Water Quality


Island County Public Health - Natural Resources
 

dp

~El Pescador
any recent intel on Lone?
kind of like to hit it this weekend.
thanks for any info
 

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