LSPA's Cyano Count Program
The Cyano Count Program encourages lake users to look for cyanobacteria (formerly known as blue/green algae) and record their observations throughout the summer season.
Created in 2014, the Cyano Count Program helps LSPA and the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) locate cyano blooms. A cyano bloom looks like an unappealing blue/green scum layer on the water (see photo, right).
Cyanobacteria, under the right conditions, can bloom or flourish in very large numbers creating a situation that can present health issues to you or your pet.
Cyano reports assist LSPA and NHDES in locating and possibly warning the public of a potential health hazard.