lake snot

B&B owner’s algae anger

A B&B owner is hosing City Hall over "passing the buck" in ridding Queenstown's water supply of algae. Neil Dempsey, who runs Coronet View Accommodation on Huff Street, is frustrated lake snot, produced by the algae, is clogging up his...

Lake snot costs hit hotels

Queenstown hotels are being forced to install expensive filtration systems to prevent lake snot clogging their water systems. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel manager Vincent Macquet says a self-cleaning filter identical to one operating at Dunedin Hospital was installed at the hotel five...
Top scientists are floating a plan to tackle lake snot. The question now is will the cash-rich Otago Regional Council, responsible for preserving the region's lakes, chip in. A high-powered summit of about 20 freshwater scientists and managers met in Dunedin...

Lake snot siren sounds

Otago Fish & Game has raised its serious concerns about invasive lake snot with the highest levels of Government. Council boss Niall Watson has written to environment Minister Nick Smith and copied in Prime Minister John Key. Watson wants the government...
Lake goo is now clogging the water filters of Queenstown homes. As reported in Mountain Scene in July, lake snot was initially spotted in a couple of local hotels. But now there have been reports of algae build-ups in two residential...
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