Pond algae

Asked June 2, 2016, 12:45 PM EDT

I'm fine with some healthy algae, of course, but I want to make sure that this is healthy and the pond will not be overrun. There is more than in other years and a lot more seems to be lurking under the surface. Any advice?

Orange County Vermont

1 Response

We recommend contacting the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources/Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) – Watershed Management Division for assistance with this problem:



DEC has 5 offices around Vermont (http://dec.vermont.gov/about-dec/locations); the Montpelier and St. Johnsbury locations are closest to your area:

Montpelier Office

One National Life Drive

Montpelier, VT 05620-3520


St. Johnsbury Regional Office

1229 Portland Street, Suite 201

St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819-2099

Phone: 802.751.0130

Fax: 802.748.6687