Chris - What's your opinion on the stain? I initially thought it might be pollen but the lake certainly smells like it's under an algae bloom. I know there could be a number of causes and combinations of factors and the turbidity has been high intermittently in certain areas around the channel and Bay 5, for example, even under hard water this winter.
Have you seen stain or turbidity like this on Okauchee before? Another Okauchee dweller mentioned he'd spoken to the water quality sampler on Nehmabin who indicated clarity there is 60% of what it typically is at this point in May. It was the sampler's opinion that it could be caused by the lack of rain in April and the heavy rains we've seen so far this month, meaning what run-off and decomposition is typically washed out of the lakes in April festered into May and warmer water.