Hot summer temperatures across are ripe conditions for toxic blue-green algae blooms in Minnesota lakes, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
"High rainfall, resulting in nutrient-rich runoff entering our lakes fuels the growth of algae," MPCA lakes expert Steve Heiskary said. "Earlier this summer, cloudy and cool conditions served to minimize algal blooms. However, as sunlight increases and temperatures warm, we can anticipate blooms of blue-green algae on many of our lakes."
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