Caution : 194.6' | What is this?
This is the current water level of Lake Lillinonah. Our safety indicator should be used as a guideline only; higher lake elevations cause more floating debris. Always use caution and watch out for floating debris when navigating Lake Lillinonah.
Safest: below 194'
Debris presence unlikely - safe for recreational use.
Caution: 194' to 195'
Debris possibly present - caution advised.
Use Extreme Caution: above 195'
Debris likely present - dangerous.
Posted: July 22, 2010
As you may already know, this summer we are experiencing a major algae bloom on Lake Lillinonah. Hot weather, low flow of water into the lake, plenty of nutrients and light winds combine to make the perfect environment for algae. Professor Jen Klug of Fairfield University has offered the following explanation and a link to a Wisconsin website that may answer more of your questions about our lake.
“The white, milky-looking substance is most likely a “whiting” or sudden appearance of calcium monocarbonate (CaCO3) or calcite due to increased photosynthesis from algae or aquatic plants. This is a naturally occurring phenomenon associated with dissolved inorganic carbon concentrations in lake water. In high concentrations, calcite (also called marl) can accumulate on beaches and lake beds in some lakes. This can be associated with an algae bloom in backwater or protected inlets of lakes.”
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