HAB spent the first day of the project preparing equipment for the application. This included assembly of the barge’s application boom, programming the barge’s computerized dosing system, launching the barge into the lake, setting up on-shore storage tanks and confirming the delivery plan for the alum. The lake and boat launch will remain open for approved uses during the application, but part of the boat launch parking lot is closed for use by the delivery trucks. The application of the alum then began immediately after the equipment was ready for use and HAB applied nearly 13,000 gallons of alum to Cedar Lake by the end of the day.
The alum application is suspended until Wednesday due to unfavorable forecasted wind speeds on Tuesday.