Municipal Park - Algae
Algae Treatment Information
A 3-acre municipal park pond teaming with aquatic
wildlife became infested with filamentous algae. As a result, the oxygen
content of the water dropped, killing off fish. Maggots fed off the dead
fish and ingested botulism bacteria. Numerous ducks fed off the dead fish,
became infected with botulism and died.
Copper sulfate had been used for many
years to kill the unwanted algae. This created a debris layer on the pond bottom
and the condition known as eutrophication.
BioWorld Algae Treatment was added to
the pond on a weekly basis. Over time, the algae was eliminated, the debris
layer was digested and the water clarity improved. The eutrophication cycle was
broken and the wildlife habitat flourished again.