Swanton’s Maquam Bay stinks! - St. Albans Messenger

It’s been a dry summer and the phosphorus continues to pour into Franklin County’s Maquam Bay. Result - a bad odor that has summer residents upset.

"With a hot summer and less than normal rainfall, the bay was more shallow than usual. That allowed the heat to penetrate to the bottom where it encouraged the release of phosphorus bound up in the sediment into the water. The phosphorus “supported the growth of algae,” said Bates."

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