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Discolored water appears not to have progressed downstream


This aerial photo shot by 7 Lakes board member Alex Wall shows Great Meadow Stream as it approaches and enters Great Pond's North Bay.

Aerial photos shot by 7 Lakes board member Alex Wall today, Sept. 2, showed the discolored water in Great Meadow Stream has not visually progressed any farther toward Great Pond than when it was last observed from the skies three days ago. Although portions of the southern end of the stream remain murky, the milky discoloration is still about three-fourths of a mile from the stream’s mouth on Great Pond’s North Bay.


7 Lakes' science team continues to monitor water conditions in Great Meadow Stream, including regular inspections and sampling of the discolored water and algal masses around the North Pond dam, the stream's northern mouth. Testing to date has not found the toxin most likely to be associated with algal blooms in Maine lakes.

The water in Great Meadow Stream just south of the Route 225 bridge in Rome still has a whitish appearance. The discolored water appears not to have visually progressed further downstream since it was last photographed three days ago. Photo by Alex Wall, 7 Lakes board member.
Great Meadow Stream south of the Route 225 bridge and north of Great Pond appears murky. Photo by Alex Wall, 7 Lakes board member.

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