RLB 2011 Activities Report

We were expecting that the 2011 season would not be a good one, much like the terrible year we suffered through in 2006. The water temperature was very high: 260 C on July 20, an all-time record. Water transparency was, on average, 2.3 metres instead of the historical average of 3.3 metres. Throughout the season, there was a great deal of suspended material in the water.

The phosphorous content still largely exceeds the phosphorous rate which is evacuated from the lake at the Foster dam. Despite everything,  cyanobacteria appeared only  occasionally, without compromising the usual seasonal activities.

Five factors explain this average season. For details read the full report.2011 Activities report