GRAND LAKE — A Marysville-based company will conduct a test this month in a 21 D2-acre part of Grand Lake to see if a beneficial algae species can be encouraged to grow and replace the toxic blue-green algae now dominant.
Ross Youngs, CEO of Algaeventure Systems Inc., explained the test during Saturday’s meeting of the nonprofit Lake Improvement Association (LIA).
The test site will be between the Celina Rotary lighthouse and a rock jetty.
The process, called species flipping, is one of the solutions to help restore the lake Gov. Strickland and state leaders announced during a local news conference July 30. The test will involve adding silica (sand) to the lake to encourage the growth of diatom algae that need silica to make their glass cell walls.