ALGAE AT DIAZ LAKE AND MILLPOND
According to a press release from Assistant County Administrator Rick Benson, over the past few weeks blue-green algae has developed along the shoreline of Diaz Lake and, to a lesser extent, at Millpond. Several factors contribute to the development of the algae, all of which are beyond the County’s control. Primarily, the algae are a result of the presence of nutrients. various weather conditions are also a factor. Blue-green algae typically develop in self-contained bodies of water.
Blue-green algae may contain toxins, but not always. Therefore, as a precaution, the Inyo County Parks and Recreation Department is advising visitors to refrain from swimming or wading in the water while algae is present. The algae is expected to naturally dissipate soon.