Just a reminder to go easy on the fertiliser this spring as the last thing the lake needs is more nutrients!
The significant loss of submerged vegetation over many years has resulted in very little take up of nutrients entering the lake. The result is that the majority of these nutrients are now left available for the algae to feed on.
It is no coincidence, that the loss of plants and the resultant deterioration of lake health has coincided with an increase in algal blooms.
Despite the importance of submerged vegetation on lake health, Council currently has no plans to reverse the decline.