2019 Cedar Lake Coverage Map

HAB has downloaded and processed the alum application data from the barge’s guidance and dose control computer system.  The coverage and dose map above shows each individual application path that was recorded over the course of the 2019 Cedar Lake application.  We are extremely pleased with the precise application and uniform coverage of the two…

2019 Alum Application Completed! (6/23/19)

Last night HAB completed the second dose of the Cedar Lake alum project and we demobilized our equipment from the work site at the boat launch this morning.  As planned and ahead of schedule, an exact dose of  316,479 gallons of alum was applied to 680-acres.  Between our 2017 & 2019 projects, 42% of the…

Cedar Lake Improvements & Property Values (6/22/19)

HAB’s alum application project at Cedar Lake remains ahead of schedule.  As of last night, the 2019 application was over 90% complete and will likely be completed by this evening! Today we would like to review the improvements to Cedar Lake’s water quality since the first dose of alum was applied in the spring of…

Wind & Application Effectiveness (6/21/19)

As of last night, HAB has completed 85% of the 2019 Cedar Lake Alum Project and has covered 580-acres of the lake!  As I’m sure you have noticed, wind speeds are higher today and are predicted to be strong again tomorrow.  So, today is a good day remind everyone of the effect of wind on…

Where Dose Phosphorus Come From? (6/19/19)

Today HAB begins Day 9 of the 2019 Cedar application and we have now settled into an efficient routine.  The weather continues to be awesome, alum deliveries have been consistent and on-time and the application barge continues to steadily apply the alum floc to the lakebed sediments in the application zone.  Yesterday the barge applied…

What Causes Poor Water Quality? (6/18/19)

The HAB crew got on a roll yesterday and worked into the evening to have our most productive day of the 2019 project yet!  Over 33,000 gallons of alum were applied to 72-acres of the Cedar Lake application zone.  The project is going extremely well thanks to good weather and on-time alum deliveries.  In fact,…

What is Alum? (6/16/19)

HAB is enjoying some outstanding Wisconsin weather as we near the end of this Father’s Day weekend!  Our productivity has been high and we will have applied over 50,000 gallons of alum to more than 100-acres of Cedar Lake this weekend by the end of Sunday.  Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads and…

Round Two is Underway! (6/14/19)

As many of you have undoubtedly noticed, HAB Aquatic Solutions is back at Cedar Lake and it’s great to be here!  HAB conducted the first of five planned alum applications in 2017 and is back to complete the second dose.  Phase II began on Tuesday, June 11th and today marks our fourth day of application. …

Cedar Lake Project Description 2019

Cedar Lake is a 1,118-acre recreational lake near Star Prairie, WI with a maximum depth of 34 feet.  Cedar Lake has been on the Wisconsin list of impaired waters since 1998 because of high total phosphorus levels.  The lake is eutrophic to hypereutrophic with summer algae blooms that result in odors and unsightly build-up of algae…

Project Completion 2017

Today the Cedar Lake alum application project was completed ahead of schedule!  As planned, the exact dose of over 285,000 gallons of alum  applied in a precise, uniform…and most importantly… safe manner.  There is no greater measure of success than safety and Cedar marks HAB’s 63rd project without a safety incident.  A special thanks to…

Flexible Application Schedule

Wind speeds have been high the last couple of days and the forecast calls for more windy afternoons.  HAB altered it’s application schedule to not only apply the alum during calm periods, but also to allow sufficient time for the floc to settle before the predicted wind speeds increased.  As a result, we worked into…

88% Complete! 2017

HAB’s alum application rate has remained high and without problems.  Over the last two days, we have applied 54,000 gallon of alum to 131 acres of the Cedar Lake application zone.  We have now completed the application of 88% of the alum!  To put that into perspective, we have had 60 tanker truckloads of alum…