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Document Type

Research

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

1954

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

61

Issue

1

First Page

604

Last Page

614

Copyright

© Copyright 1954 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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