Blue-Green Algae Bloom Closes Lake Belle View
August 18, 2022
On August 9, 2022, Village staff identified blue-green algae bloom in Lake Belle View. Staff has posted notices at www.villageofbelleville.com and on social media. Additionally, signs have been posted around the shorelines and berm access to the lake. Recreational use of the lake is discouraged until the bloom subsides.
The conditions are strikingly similar to the bloom that happened on August 23, 2021. The previously dry conditions (heat and direct sunlight), combined with the rain flushing fresh nutrients (specifically nitrogen and phosphorus) into the lake, creates ideal conditions f...