From September 28th story: Massive quantities of algae are now blooming in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, where the federal government has just spent $34 million in stimulus money to make the pool “sustainable” and “improve the quality and appearance of the water.”
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A little over a month after the National Park Service completed a $34-million, two-year re-lining and renovation of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall, the work has resumed – a $100,000 effort to “squeegee” the slimy green algae out of the water.
“We had to do a contract for $100,000 to bring in people to squeegee the stuff out, plus we have Park Service people out there — I really couldn’t quantify that for you,” Carol Johnson, a National Park Service spokeswoman, told CNSNews.com.
The algae bloom—first reported by the Washington Post— appeared shortly after the Reflecting Pool re-opened on August 31.