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Bird’s Eye View of Algal Bloom in Chautauqua Lake (New York)

Posted on Sep 28, 2016

Lack of rainfall during the summer months can allow nutrients to accumulate on the landscape. When intense rains finally arrive, these nutrients are flushed into waterways often resulting in algal blooms. This process is exemplified by this landsat satellite image of Chautauqua Lake (taken Sunday, 9/28 from 438 miles up) courtesy of RTPI’s GIS Lab.