Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Metro Regional Authority, and Interlachen Homeowners Association
Blue Lake -- Oregon -- Fairview, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Blue Lake, located in Fairview, is on the 1998 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) 303(d) list of water quality impaired water bodies for violating the upper pH standard (8.5) and supporting abundant aquatic weeds and alge. The lake is eutrophic and has high algal productivity, especially in mid to late summer. Curlyleaf pondweed, a non-native, invasive aquatic plant species, restricts access to and use of Blue Lake by humans. Human uses of the lake which have been impaired including boating, water skiing, fishing, and swimming. Development of the current Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan was driven by the need for an integrated, adaptive management strategy which would address not only the control and prevention of invasive, nuisance plants but also their interaction with algal productivity and water quality, especially pH. The overarching goal of the Blue Lake Integrated Vegetation Management Plan is to control nuisance aquatic vegetation.
Pfauth, Mary and Sytsma, Mark, "An Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan for Blue Lake, Fairview, Oregon" (2004). Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Publications and Presentations. 1.