Augusta & Sunfish Coverage Maps

HAB has downloaded and and processed the alum application data from the barge’s guidance and dose control computer system.  The coverage maps shows each individual application path that was recorded over the course of the application.  We are extremely pleased with the precise application and uniform coverage of the application zones.  There are no significant…

Day 5 – April 28th

Today marks the end of a busy week for HAB and the completion of both the Augusta and Sunfish Lake alum applications!  The Sunfish application was completed by this afternoon and all of our equipment has now been cleaned up and demobilized from the lake.  Both applications went as planned and the exact dose of…

Day 4 – April 27th

Today HAB finished moving our application equipment from Augusta Lake to Sunfish and are ready to begin the Sunfish application.  We also got to meet and provide a tour of the alum application operation and an overview of the project goals to numerous community visitors.  We had the opportunity to lead a discussion on the…

Day 3 – April 26th

Today HAB started the process of moving the application barge and equipment from Augusta Lake to Sunfish Lake.  We will complete this process tomorrow and the buffered alum application will occur on Friday at Sunfish Lake.  We also spent time today conducting our daily chemical and environmental testing of Augusta Lake.  Alum is widely used…

Day 2 – April 25th

HAB had an extremely productive day at Augusta Lake and was able to complete the entire alum application in one day!  Working through a cool afternoon rain, we applied over 31,000 gallons of alum and buffer to the 35 acre application zone.  HAB’s equipment delivered the precise dose that was required for the Augusta Lake…

Day 1 – April 24th

HAB spent day one of the project preparing equipment for the application at Augusta Lake.  This included assembly of the barge’s application boom, programing 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 and buffer.  The lake will remain open…

Sunfish & Augusta Project Description

Augusta Lake and Sunfish Lake are recreational lakes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area.  The lakes develop algal blooms during summer and the poor water quality has reduced recreational opportunities at both lakes.  Algae require the nutrient phosphorus to grow and survive and excessive amounts of phosphorus is the main cause of the algal blooms…