We are entering the "clear water phase" of lake biology and as a result have filamentous algae growing on the bottom of some shoreline areas.
The lake is warming and water clarity increasing as we head into spring.
Our algae season is over and it looks like we have entered winter weather conditions. This means the lake level will be fluctuating as rain comes in and we run our hydro generators.
The LOC intern has been collecting data on Oswego Lake this summer and will continue through next year. She recently deployed sampling buoys on the south shoreline to collect data for her research.
The weather in July was hot but the cyanobacteria did not get out of control.
As of this writing the lake level is 97.6 feet above sea level, meaning there is still just under a foot to go until full.