How does water in a lake get stained?



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    There are many ways lake water can become stained.  Two of the most common ways would be from algae plumes or outbreaks of cyanobacteria.  These two types of lake outbreaks can stain the water green, red, blue, or brown.  You will often want to avoid lakes that have an irregular color as they often are not safe to swim in.

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    It is normal for lake water to be different colors depending on the surrounding geology. Mineral in the surrounding soil and stone can color the water. For example, iron deposits will cause the lake water to be a rust color. Additionally, suspended particles, plant growth and microorganisms can change the appearance of lake water. This occurs because of the change in how the water to absorbs and reflects light.

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