The Lake Ecosystem Restoration Project is complete and all components are hard at work in the Lago Santa Margarita! The plants on the floating botanical islands have been pruned back in order to develop strong underwater root systems, which will help deter golden algae blooms. It is anticipated that the foliage will return by mid-2019, after which the islands will be towed to their permanent locations around the Lake.
While the islands develop at the surface of the Lake, the fine-bubble diffusers are hard at work oxygenating the water. As sediment and nutrients begin to rise, small quantities of foam may be observed in the morning. It is anticipated that this natural process will subside within a few months as the Lake's water quality improves.