Control of Nuisance Algae Blooms and Preliminary Evaluation of Algae Control Through Reservoir Regulation,
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT WILMINGTON N C
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Reduction of nutrients at the source is the most desirable way to prevent nuisance algae blooms. It is probably one of the most, if not the most, desirable means of controlling nuisance algae blooms over the long term after they begin occurring in a water body. There are many other ways to control nuisance algae blooms, most of which are effective only over the short term or with repeated treatment. Janik et al. 1980 listed four categories of control measures chemical, physical, biological, and some combination of the three. The control measures included in Janik et al. 1980 are discussed in the context of controlling algae blooms in the reservoir, which is the portion of the inflow riverreservoirdownstream river system with the most frequent need for control.