Remember last spring, when Southampton began to try to clear up Mill Pond in Water Mill of algae blooms? (And any lurking medieval monsters.) 100,000 pounds of a claylike mineral called Phoslock was spread through the 30-acre lake. Phoslock is supposed to bind with the phosphorus in the water and then sinks to the lake bottom, which prevents it feeding algae on top of the water. The town was going to perform a second application this spring, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation report on the procedure is delayed, so plans are on hold for now. Opinions vary about the effectiveness of last year's Phoslock application. Blooms of algae did occur in the pond over the past year, but a lot of phosphorous was flushed into the lake by stormwater runoff after periods of heavy rainfall.
· Second 'Treatment' At Mill Pond In Water Mill Shelved While Results Are Evaluated [27E]
· Southampton Starts Cleaning Up Mill Pond [CH]