Bloom Forecast Apr 15 - Apr 22
Our models suggest that in the next week there may be increased levels of algae in the lake, but that toxins are unlikely to occur. Probability of occurrence (%) of different algal concentrations (left) and whether a toxin will be present in the water (right) in the next week (note that the toxin predictions are still highly experimental).
Latest lake conditions
Water samples from the lake were analyzed for nutrients and algal concentrations. In addition, information on the weather was collected. These data are presented below as a percentage of their historical maxima.
Last sampled conditions at Detroit Lake, including the weather (temperature, wind, rain and sunlight) as well as the concentration of algae (not available this week), nutrients (total phosphates and nitrates) and toxins.
Where we are in the season
It is April and historically there have been very few algal blooms this month, although the season could start early. Number of algal blooms since 2013, for each month in the year.