HAB spent the first day of the Lotus Lake project preparing equipment for the application. This included assembly of the barge’s application boom, programming the barge’s computerized dosing system, launching the barge into the lake, setting up on-shore storage tanks and confirming the delivery plan for the alum. A small restricted work area was established to keep lake users at a safe distance from the alum storage and barge filling locations. Final calibrations of the barge computer system were conducted and the equipment to monitor the lake’s water quality was prepared for use. Following an afternoon thunderstorm, the application of the alum began when the equipment was ready.
Please note that the boat launch and lake will remain open during the project!