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Green scum and fish kills have Albert Lea on edge

 


ALBERT LEA – The sparkling water that made Fountain Lake a source of local pride for decades is long gone, replaced by odorous algae, murky sediment and embarrassing fish kills on beaches in the heart of town.

This southern Minnesota city, known as “The Land Between the Lakes,” became so desperate a few years ago that local authorities quietly treated the lake before each Fourth of July with copper sulfate, a chemical that carried surface scum to the lake bottom, out of sight from summer tourists.

http://www.startribune.com/green-scum-and-fish-kills-have-albert-lea-on-edge/322010511/

 

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