Big Indian Creek Lake
As of mid-July this lake is being drained for renovation -
there will be no additional sampling in 2009.



The table below shows the most recent sampling information for
toxic algae (Microcystin) and bacteria (E.coli),
Samples are typically collected on Monday and posted on the web site on Thursday or Friday.

Nearest City - Odell
Gage County
This Lake is sampled weekly.
Toxic Algae Data updated on:
07/16/2009

Bacteria (E. coli) data updated:
07/16/2009

Level of Microcystin (ppb)
E. coli (# per 100 ml)
0
0
This Lake is NOT on Toxic Algae Health Alert.

Located 6 miles East and one mile north of Odell, NE. Sample collected at the swimming beach on the south side of lake.
Located 6 miles East and one mile north of Odell, NE. Sample collected at the swimming beach on the south side of lake.



On the table below, the level to trigger a toxic algae Health Alert is 20 parts per billion for the toxin Microcystin. Health Alerts stay in effect until the level stays below 20 ppb for two consecutive weeks

In the Bacteria (E.coli) column, a single sample of 235 counts (or higher) per 100 ml is considered a higher risk for illness through ingestion.



Toxic Algae (Microcystin) & Bacteria (E. coli) Data
This table shows all sampling results for toxic algae and bacteria collected in 2009.

Week Starting
Weekly Health
Alert
Level of Microcystin (ppb)
E. coli
(# per 100 ml)
05/04/2009
No
0.4
436
05/11/2009
No
0
19
05/18/2009
No
0
1046
05/25/2009
No
0
1733
06/01/2009
No
0
52
06/08/2009
No
0
4100
06/15/2009
No
0
416
06/22/2009
No
0
194
06/29/2009
No
0
84
07/06/2009
No
0
32
07/13/2009
No
0.01
547
07/20/2009
No
0
0
07/27/2009
08/03/2009
08/10/2009
08/17/2009
08/24/2009
08/31/2009
09/07/2009
09/14/2009
09/21/2009
09/28/2009




Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
(402) 471-2186