Blue Water

Water Quality

Life at the lake is wonderful… because of the lake. Our actions impact the quality of Kasshabog water so we need to do everything possible to keep it healthy.

 

Algae 

 

Many have reported an increase in Algae over the years and that isn’t good news.  

What are the major causes of excess algae on Kasshabog?  

  • Runoff (both soil and nutrients) from lawns

  • Faulty or improperly functioning septic systems

  • Lawn and garden fertilizers

  • Use of household cleaners that contain phosphate

 

We can all do our part by eliminating (or at least greatly reducing) our impact so we can continue to enjoy Kasshabog water activities.

 

Lake Partners Program

 

Water clarity (Secchi Disk) testing has been done on Kasshabog in 3 areas (Main/Big Lake; MacDonalds Bay; Connors Bay) since 1996. The information is submitted to the Lake Partner program.  Information about the Lake Partner program and the results can be found on the FOCA website.  https://foca.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Lake-Partner-Program-Presentation-Liz-Favot-FOCA-AGM-2021.pdf 

 

Septic Systems

 

Safe disposal of wastewater is so important for our water quality and a properly designed and functioning septic system is key: a defective system can risk contaminating the lake and degrading the water quality.  As a general rule, septic systems should be pumped out/inspected every 3-5 years. 

FOCA.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/FOCA-Septic-Systems-Fact-Sheet-2018.pdf

 

 

Trent Aquatic Research Program (TARP)

 

LKRA partners with the Trent Aquatic Research Program (TARP).  Every year TARP associates come to Kasshabog to take water samples for analysis. 

Here is a video of the August 2021 Kasshabog water sampling event:

 

The TARP results of the Kasshabog Lake water testing reports: