Farm Irrigation Reservoirs - Algae Control
Project #1043

Algae Treatment Information

Algae Control

Customer Comments

Three irrigation lakes totaling approximately 30 acres receive nutrient rich water pumped from the San Joaquin River in Central California. The lakes are used to irrigate 1,000 acres of pistachio trees. 

Excess algae would have clogged the irrigation pumps and the micro irrigation system. Algae blooms began to appear in the lakes which inhibited recreational activities such as boating and fishing. 

BioWorld Algae Treatment was added to the lakes on a weekly basis. The algae competing microbes were more efficient than the algae at consuming the nutrients in the lakes. As a result, the algae starved and was decomposed naturally leaving clear water and a more balanced ecosystem.