Season algae issues occur with a Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) growth in the Attalla, MS Source Water. The Source is Big Black River, which leads into a 60 Day pond, then to a 7 day pond. Previously, they had not been able to apply traditional treatments, and the algae growth was increasingly worse every year.
The growth began in the 60 day pond, where the nutrients from the agricultural run-off are consumed. The algae rapidly grows in the shallow water of the 7-day pond where the optimal conditions exist for proliferation.