Lake Zoar Authority | Microcystin toxin report for August 5, 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 August 5, 2020

Microcystin toxin report
for August 5, 2020

Here are the Microcystin toxin report for samples collected Aug 5, 2020.

*Jackson Cove beach was not able to be accessed due to fallen trees and power lines.

 

“Microcystin Report

Samples collected August 5, 2020

 

Site     ppb (ug/L)

Beseck   0.516

Brookfield   0.314

Danbury   0.341

Eichler’s Cove   0.902

New Fairfield   0.289

New Milford   0.159

Sherman   0.116

 

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.

 
Standard Curve   R-squared = 0.998

 

Thank you for participating in the WCSU Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program.

 

Edwin Wong, Ph.D.

Ghada Hafez, Ph.D.

WCSU”

 

Click here to download the report