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    Algae blooms in East Pond - Staff photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    An arc of alum released from a Solitude Lake Management boat is visible in the water of East Pond in Smithfield as it sinks to the bottom of the lake to reduce high phosphorus levels that create algae blooms. The million-dollar effort to reverse the algae problem has been mostly funded by donations from lake property owners on Monday.

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    Two boats from Solitude Lake Management spread alum in East Pond in Smithfield to reduce phosphorus levels and algae blooms on Monday.

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    East Pond Association member Charlie Bader discusses on Monday the project to reduce high phosphorus levels that trigger algae blooms in East Pond in Smithfield by spreading alum. A boat operated by Solitude Lake Management to spread alum to control algae blooms motors by.

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    East Pond Association members, from left, Jerry Tipper, John Brandt, Mel Croft and Charlie Baeder, on Monday head out in a boat to observe crews dispensing alum to reduce phosphorus that promotes algae growth in East Pond in Smithfield.

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    Alum released on Monday from a Solitude Lake Management boat leaves the water of East Pond in Smithfield cloudy as it sinks to the bottom of the lake to cover high levels of phosphorus that create algae blooms. The million-dollar effort to reverse the algae problem has been mostly funded by donations from lake property owners.

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    Colby College students, including Lilly Namie, speaking on Monday, explain the work they are involved in monitoring conditions on East Pond in Smithfield with an eye toward reducing phosphorus levels that promote adverse algae blooms on Monday.

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    Algae blooms in East Pond - Staff photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Employees of Solitude Lake Management reload tanks with alum to spread over East Pond in Smithfield on Monday to curb algae blooms.

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