Officers of Worthing Borough Council are continuing to monitor the recent appear…

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Officers of Worthing Borough Council are continuing to monitor the recent appearance of blanket weed which is an algal growth which has appeared at Brooklands Park.

A combination of very hot days and slow water flow caused by the lack of rain has led to this naturally occurring phenomenon.

No fish or birdlife appear affected by the algae at this stage but the lake is being monitored daily.

If the situation worsens oxygenating pumps might be brought in to reduce the likelihood of damage to wildlife in the newly restored lake.

The Council funded a six-month programme to drain the lake remove the build up of tonnes of silt that had accumulated over the years rebuild banks and create a new island.

The lake is now beginning to thrive as a bio-diverse habitat for flora and fauna alike.

For more details on the works, visit: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/news/archive/pr18-080.html






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