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Environmental Assessment for Proposed Alum Application

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PVIA is considering a pilot project that would apply alum (aluminum sulfate) to the surface of Quarry Island Cove this summer (2014). Alum will bind with phosphorus, both in the water column, and in lake sediments which would reduce the nutrients available for algae and cyanobacteria (aka blue-green algae) to grow.

The US Army Corps of Engineers must approve the project before it can be implemented. Bio x Design has prepare a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the proposed project for PVIA. The draft EA has been submitted to the Corps and it is also now available for public review.

You can read or download the EA from the PVIA website here.

A hard copy is also available for review at the Poteau Public Library.

Written comments may be submitted to PVIA through July 1, 2014.