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Agency works to rid Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool of algae
Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2012 | Stefanie Dazio

Posted on 09/27/2012 2:05:03 AM PDT by Lonely Bull

Less than a month after reopening, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is full of algae, a sea of green overshadowing the nearly two-year, $34 million renovation of the famous site.

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“This is a direct consequence of the fact that this is a green project,” Johnson said. “The conditions are pretty good for algae, once it gets in there.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: agency; algae; lincoln; lincolnmemorial; memorial; pool; reflecting; reflectingpool; rid; washington; works

1 posted on 09/27/2012 2:05:15 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: Lonely Bull
Washington D.C. With a pond scum problem?

This is news?

Don't stop with the reflecting pool, clean out the whole town!

2 posted on 09/27/2012 2:09:35 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Lonely Bull

3 posted on 09/27/2012 2:18:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I’d never been to the reflecting pool until the summer of 2010. It was probably the nastiest place that you could imagine....and it was best to stay a good fifty feet away from the water. My recommendation....if they can’t fix the algae problem...let’s just fill the place in with dirt, grass and trees.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 2:30:56 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Lonely Bull

Drain the swamp!


5 posted on 09/27/2012 2:43:57 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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6 posted on 09/27/2012 2:44:26 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Lonely Bull
The Washington Monument is cracked and inaccessible probably forever.

Obama's "Green Program" has ruined the Reflecting Pool

And Martin Luther King has ruined a site reserved for soldiers and Presidents.

Who said you can't change Washington from the inside.

7 posted on 09/27/2012 2:49:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lonely Bull
They didn't expect this problem? It means that someone screwed up royally....OR THIS WAS INTENDED...

So who gets the big bucks to fix it??

No algae EVER before Obama. "Slime comes to Washington".

8 posted on 09/27/2012 3:00:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

9 posted on 09/27/2012 3:07:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What is more unseemly that the sight of Chris Matthews groveling before his own self image?)
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To: pepsionice

Back in ‘76 it was beautiful, the water was never still (even though it looked like it) and I saw people wading in it (wasn’t allowed but nobody made it an issue). No fish in it. I think the one statement “ It was a green project” probably sums it all up. Where was the zinc paint liner? The anti algae additives?


10 posted on 09/27/2012 3:23:41 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Big government thinking: The algae bloom problem is caused by global warming. Therefore, we need to cool the planet in order to clear the reflecting pool...


11 posted on 09/27/2012 3:27:12 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Lonely Bull

Good grief just treat it with some Algaecide. This is our nations capitol after all.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 3:27:50 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Safetgiver

I got the impression that the duck population really had a major part in algae growth. Instead of hanging around the river....they chose the reflecting pool.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 3:54:06 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Lonely Bull

*sigh*

I suppose we’ll have to commission a study and spend millions of dollars for a six-month project, when a couple of crews of guys in pickup trucks could have this wrapped up in a couple of weeks.


14 posted on 09/27/2012 4:04:53 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: pepsionice

THAT I would not deny. A lake (pond, actually around here) has so many gooses shiiting everywhere that you can’t take the kids there, can’t fish the thing correctly and I wouldn’t put my bass boat in it to keep from burning up my Minn-kota. Yet the County won’t let hunting the flying the rats depopulate the area, because that’s cruel.


15 posted on 09/27/2012 4:07:49 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Lonely Bull

What’s the problem?

The Reflecting Pool is doing its job- reflecting that DC is filled with scum.


16 posted on 09/27/2012 4:08:44 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Lonely Bull
The park service said the project was an overall success, and the algae is just a small bump in the road.

The Obama nation of desolation, represented by a mucky pool of green stagnation.

17 posted on 09/27/2012 4:35:09 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

The reflecting pools of the Taj Mahal are manually cleaned out a few times every day. My folks took photos and the workers were proud of their results. There are plenty of already government paid folks in DC with time on their hands. Go FDR and assign some to the WPA (Water Purification Activity.) Wouldn’t surprise me if the FDR monument could use some WPA as well. This would be budget neutral for the city; might even be a plus by increasing tourism revenue.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 4:43:48 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Lonely Bull

HEck they should be celebrating their success — they said it was a “green project” and by god it is now GREEN!


19 posted on 09/27/2012 4:56:07 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Lonely Bull

And these are the same people who want to manage your health care.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 5:21:59 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Lonely Bull

If I let my pool turn into Crap Creek, code would be all over me.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 5:27:49 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I had a good sized pond( about 1/4 acre) in my former house up north..We'd get an algae bloom every spring. The lawn people put in a chemical..it took care of it for 20 years. We had tons of frogs, lots of small fish, a few snapping turtles..never bothered them.In 2001, the EPA banned the stuff. We tried others, but no luck...the algae was disgusting. Someone suggested we try koi..so next sping I spent about $1000 for three dozen decent sized koi. It was fun to watch them. Three days later, I see two grey herons in the pond, scarfing up the fish..then a week later, a pair of otters had dropped in..Great to watch..we had all the neighbors coming by..they stayed for about two weeks..ate all the fish..then left..

The algae stayed..

22 posted on 09/27/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I had a good sized pond( about 1/4 acre) in my former house up north..We'd get an algae bloom every spring. The lawn people put in a chemical..it took care of it for 20 years. We had tons of frogs, lots of small fish, a few snapping turtles..never bothered them.In 2001, the EPA banned the stuff. We tried others, but no luck...the algae was disgusting. Someone suggested we try koi..so next sping I spent about $1000 for three dozen decent sized koi. It was fun to watch them. Three days later, I see two grey herons in the pond, scarfing up the fish..then a week later, a pair of otters had dropped in..Great to watch..we had all the neighbors coming by..they stayed for about two weeks..ate all the fish..then left..

The algae stayed..

23 posted on 09/27/2012 8:17:11 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: pepsionice; Liz; AT7Saluki; Lonesome in Massachussets
...let’s just fill the place in with dirt, grass and trees.

The scum never retreats.


24 posted on 09/27/2012 2:56:11 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: ken5050
...we had all the neighbors coming by..they stayed for about two weeks..ate all the fish..then left..

Time to get new neighbors.

25 posted on 09/27/2012 2:58:51 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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