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solarbeetippedHR The state has released its first assessment on whether Solarbees are improving water quality in the Morgan Creek and Haw River Arms of Jordan Lake. The results for the August 2014 – August 2015 period showed no change in the amount of cholorphyll a, and the pH has actually gotten worse. These preliminary results indicate that nutrient related water quality conditions did not significantly improve in areas of the lake where SolarBees were deployed.”
Read the full State report This project, mandated by the legislature with our tax dollars, has never made scientific sense as a solution to reducing algae growth in this vast  14,000 acre reservoir. It does nothing to stop the nutrient pollution that is flowing in  from upstream sources. The General Assembly just extended this costly folly until 2018, while delaying efforts to reduce pollution flowing into Jordan Lake.  This project needs to end now!