King County received a grant from the Freshwater Algae Control Grant Program by the Washington State Department of Ecology to prepare the Lake Marcel Cyanobacteria Management Plan (CMP). The Lake Marcel CMP will develop a management strategy and plan to reduce the frequency and duration of toxigenic algae blooms and restore recreational use. This project will collect scientific data to identify sources of phosphorus, understand the causes of cyanobacteria blooms, and build on past management actions of Lake Marcel to meet this project goal. King County’s Lake Stewardship Monitoring Program/Water and Land Resource Division, the environmental consultant, Herrera, and the Lake Marcel Community are all working together to meet project goals.
At our May 22 Membership Meeting, Chris Knutson and Wafa Tafesh from King County and Rob Zisette from Herrera Environmental Consultants introduced their plan for Lake Marcel's Quality Assesment. Below you will find the material they have shared with the community.