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Ecological Modelling

The MLA, in partnership with the MVCA and Queens University undertook an Ecological Modeling project. The resultant 3D model will facilitate simulation of future states of the lake with respect to blue green algae growth.

Factors such as temperature and nutrient concentration will be varied to see the impact. These ‘forecasts’ will allow a fact based approach to determining the importance of policy changes such as land use or septic re-inspection that will hopefully mitigate the impact and reduce the growth of blue green algae.

Here is the press release that announced the project launch issued by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority. Status Updates December 5, 2017 March 26, 2018

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