By Branden Ferguson, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
Grand Lake St. Mary's -
Last month it was announced that Grand Lake St. Marys will not be receiving another alum treatment to remove blue-green algae. After that announcement, Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller says the focus will now be on other efforts.
They will be putting emphasis on the continuation of dredging to remove phosphorous laden silt from the bottom of the lake. With no more alum treatments, this year Miller hopes to remove record amounts of remaining silt. If record numbers are removed, Miller will be prepared, as silt will be moved to a new wet land at Prairie Creek.
With the state stopping alum treatments, Miller has no worries that Grand Lake St. Marys will continue to improve, with dredging, rough fish removal and the use of the new wet land.