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Originally published in the South County Journal, January 7, 1997

By Mike Archbold
Journal Reporter

Lake Sawyer looks peaceful enough, but a closer look shows a war between algae that feeds on the phosphorus-rich water and lake shore residents.

Lake Sawyer looks peaceful enough, but a closer look shows a war between algae that feeds on the phosphorus-rich water and lake shore residents (Journal).

BLACK DIAMOND—On a sun-bright day, Lake Sawyer sparkles like the jewel its shoreline residents and area recreationists know and love.

In recent years, however, algae blooms have clouded the lake’s luster. Blue-green slime has appeared in scummy mats on the surface and washed against the shoreline properties. Invasive weeds like water-milfoil and white water lily have taken hold.

None of it is necessarily dangerous to humans. But it’s ugly to look at and unpleasant to smell. It is certainly not the image desired for the fourth largest lake in the county and one of the county’s most valuable recreational and natural resources. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 7, 1926

If at first you don’t succeed, there’s a reason. Find it before you try again. — The Prism (more…)

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