The District’s Lake Management Team has observed indicators of potential high levels of toxic algae in Barefoot Lakes. The District is taking measures to impede algae growth by increasing aerators operations which helps circulate cold water from the bottom of the surface and increase dissolved oxygen, which is necessary for a healthy aquatic habitat.
It is expected that algae levels will significantly decrease with the impending cooler weather, cooler water temperatures, and through the increased aerator operations.
The Lake Management Team will revisit the lakes in early October to observe the water surface for algae indicators, re-test the water, and check water temperatures.
It has been recommended that humans and pets/dogs do not come in contact with the water. As a reminder swimming in the lake is strictly prohibited by both humans and pets/dogs.