Heavy growths of blue-green algae are a major factor in limiting recreation at several of Iowa's lakes during the summer. The huge accumulations of these small primitive plants render lakes uninviting for swimming, angling or sight-seeing and when decomposition of the algae occurs putrid odors emanate therefrom creating intolerable situations. Occasionally certain species may become poisonous (Olson, 1951; McCleod and Bandar, 1952; Ingram and Prescott, 1952; Rose, 1953), thus creating the necessity for emergency measures to prevent loss of human life as well as loss of domestic animals and wildlife.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Rose, Earl T.
"Blue-Green Algae Control at Storm Lake,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 61(1), 604-614.
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