Indian Lake Closed on Thursday, August 31st
Indian Lake will be closed for Thursday, August 31st for a copper sulfate treatment. All persons are advised to stay out of the water, discontinue boat use and keep pets out of the water on this day. The lake will be open on Friday, September 1st.
Copper sulfate is a safe and effective way to control the growth of harmful algae. It is commonly used in lakes and ponds.
The City of Worcester, in cooperation with the Indian Lake Watershed Association, regularly monitors algae at Indian Lake with particular attention to cyanobacteria which can produce harmful toxins.
This treatment is being applied by SOLitude Lake Management under an Order of Conditions approved by the Worcester Conservation Commission.