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Yahara Lakes 101 with Trina McMahon

Blue-Green Algae: The Known and Unknown

Event Details

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
7:30-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
Cyanobacteria, commonly known as "blue-green algae," can close our beaches, damage the lake ecosystem, and even release dangerous toxins into the water. It can be all sorts of colors - blue, green, red, brown and sometimes with an irridescent sheen - and even look like floating globs or cut grass in the water. Trina McMahon, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison, will cover the knowns and unknowns and what this means for your day at the beach. RSVP today!