Lake Zoar Authority | Microcystin toxin report for July 15, 2020
The Lake Zoar Authority is a multi-town organization consisting of representatives from the four towns that border the lake - Monroe, Newtown, Oxford, and Southbury. The Lake Zoar Authority is tasked with the goals of improving water quality and promoting safe boating on the lake.
Lake Zoar Authority, Lake Zoar, CT, Connecticut, Newtown, Southbury, Oxford, Monroe
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Microcystin toxin report
for July 15, 2020

Microcystin toxin report
for July 15, 2020

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Here are this week’s assay results for Microcystin levels at tested public beach sites. Samples were collected July 15, 2020, below or away from any floating bloom material. Results meet the assay kit’s QC criteria.

The U.S. EPA and CT DPH currently advise a Microcystin threshold of 8.0 parts per billion (ppb; µg/L) for recreational waters.

Thank you for participating in the WCSU Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program.

Edwin M. Wong, Ph.D., Molecular Biology

Ghada Hafez, Ph.D.
Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury CT 06810

Click here to download the report 

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