Aquatechnex biologists will be starting the September 2016 Alum treatment tomorrow September 26th. We will be working from Holiday Harbor boat ramp treating the main lake Monday through Wednesday. We will be moving to the East Arm of the lake on Thursday and should be concluded on Thursday the 29th. We will also be treating the north ski area as the last part of this mission.
The 2016 spring Alum treatment for Canyon Lake to sequester phosphorus will be rapping up this morning about 10 am.
Yesterday’s treatments addressed the East Arm of the lake. About 1 pm we noted some light floc floating near Indian Beach and halted the application while we broke that up with boat wave action. We moved to complete the first ever treatment of the North Ski Area in the afternoon.
Today the teams are completing application on the East Arm from the East Ramp area. We plan to demobilize from the lake late morning.
The next treatment of the lake under this contract is expected to occur in September after the Labor Day Weekend.
Transparency Readings in the Main lake are well above 13 feet and things look good.
Aquatechnex will be working on the main lake from Holiday Harbor. The applications performed today will be on the north end of the lake starting from about the lighthouse and proceeding to the causeway. At the end of the day we will be moving boats to the East Arm and that area will be targeted on Thursday and Friday.
Aquatechnex will be applying Alum from the Holiday Harbor Boat Ramp to the main lake in the vicinity of the boat ramp tomorrow. This will start the spring treatment of the system. We will be tweeting updates and you can follow that on the bar to the right of this page.
The Lake Elsinore Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority has again funded Aluminum Sulfate Treatments to strip and sequester phosphorus in Canyon Lake. The spring treatment will begin the week of May 16th.
Our plan at this point is to treat the main lake on Tuesday and Wednesday, move to the East Arm mid to late Wednesday, finish the East Arm on Thursday or Friday morning and this year the treatment will also target the North of the Causeway Waterski area north of the main lake, that work is planned for Friday.
Interested parties can check back here for daily updates during application, we will also be using our twitter feed that you can access @aquatechnex or from this page for more constant information.
The video of last year’s work can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0iUtkTVGnc
The video of our work on Canyon Lake has been published to Youtube, it does a good job of showing the results of our work there over the past three years.
The Canyon Lake Project has relied on us treating the 500 acre system twice a year. To view the video go to this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0iUtkTVGnc
There is a good summary of this project in this article. http://www.pe.com/articles/lake-778638-alum-canyon.html