Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) Continues Study Of Musselman’s Lake
Annual Pattern of Mixing
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Brian Ginn, Liminologist, with The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has been in contact with MLRA President, Rick Wigmore to inform us the lab results are in from water samples taken back in May. Musselman’s Lake’s water chemistry test came back ” normal”. Our beautiful Musselman’s Lake continues to shine even under the microscope of extensive studies and testing.
As part of the LSRCA continued study of Musselman’s Lake they were back on the Lake this week and took additional water samples to help us further understand the complexities of the seasonal changes our Lake goes through. Brian Ginn will update us once he has these samples back from the lab.
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Investigation Proves Algae Harmless
On May 5th Brian Ginn, Liminologist, with The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority asked Rick Wigmore, President of the MLRA, to arrange Lake access for the LSRCA. The LSRCA were planning to take some “spring overturn” water samples to build on the testing performed for the Water Quality & Management Of Musselman’s Lake Report.
While speaking with Brian, Rick asked him to look into our spring algae problem that some residents were enquiring about. On May 6th the LSRCA launched their boat. They took water samples and investigated the visible algae to see if we had any reason for concern.
We are grateful that Mr. Ginn took the time to investigate and here is his response to Mr. Wigmore.
Musselman’s Lake’s unique and beautiful community will truly benefit from this comprehensive study.
In the interest of bettering the community in which they build, and as part of the proposed Lakeshore Development, Geranium has agreed to fully fund this study and will also seek funding partners to ensure the Stewardship Plan continues to move forward.
The entire MLRA executive has been engaged and held numerous meetings to go over the options on this proposal. It is the unanimous decision of the executive that in the absence of any game changing scientific evidence against this development and with the knowledge that the LSRCA has done their due diligence and approved the development, that we work with Geranium for the benefit of all who share this unique and beautiful community.
We are really excited to have a scientist of Dr. Neil Hutchinson’s stature conduct a comprehensive study of Water Quality and Weed Control on our lake.