How to Control Algae in Water Impoundments, Reservoirs and Dams
Water Management a perennial problem| water impoundments | reservoirs | dams
Offensive smells, low dissolved oxygen and blue green algae | cyanobacteria | fish | smell
|If algae is a problem in your drip irrigation or in your water source follow this 5 step method to keep your water clear and bright.
1. First identify the algae present. Please use our guide here for more information. This page explains common algae within Australia.
2. Now calculate the volume of water to treat. Ignore depths below 1 metre. Please refer to our “Quantities” page to calculate the amount of water to treat.
3. Next calculate the amount of Coptrol needed. An easy way to calculate is:
4. Dilute the required amount of Coptrol using a 1:10 or even a 1:20 Coptrol water dilution.
5. The best application method is by spraying. Apply on a sunlit wind free day when algae first appear. If this is impractical, please refer to our “Application” page on how to apply Coptrol.