Suds Pile Up On Lake Front, But Don’t Worry, Expert Says

DEAD ALGAE WILL DISSIPATE

Suds Pile Up On Lake Front,

But Don’t Worry, Expert Says

Al Lascovski, in pickup, and Chris Grady edge their pontoon boat through foot-thick suds this afternoon at the boat launch in Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park. The suds spurred some calls, but what’s happening is actually a natural phenomenon, explained Matt Albright, Biological Field Station assistant to the director. At this time of year, algae in the water dies and begins to decompose, creating the suds-like froth. Depending on the wind, it can pile up, as it did last year in the vicinity of Kingfisher Tower. Not to worry: It will dissipate over the next several days,  Albright said. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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