The Spring Lake Alum Treatment was completed on May 26, 2018. Mike Thibault of Prior Lake, with VidPixDrone, provided excellent footage of the treatment overlaid with some facts about the treatment itself! In case you weren’t able to see the alum treatment in action, click here to view a short video capturing the barge and alum floc (learn what floc is in the video!). Fun fact: Mike’s daughter wrote and recorded the music!
This was the 2nd of 3 treatments planned for Spring Lake. The first treatment was done in 2013 and the third treatment will be done in three years or so, depending on the how the water quality in Spring Lake responds.
Everything went smoothly and we have already heard great feedback from lakeshore residents. “Water quality is amazing. We were swimming this weekend and I couldn’t believe how good it looked. With the heat wave last weekend [Memorial Day weekend], we should have seen more algae and didn’t” said Jeff Will, a lakeshore resident of Spring Lake.
For more detailed information about the treatment and alum in general, please visit www.springlakealum.com.