Warm Weather Disrupts Natural Water Conditions
At their deepest depths, bodies of water depend on oxygen. When water warms up during the summer, oxygen is often consumed faster than it can be replenished. This reverses the natural purification process, and nutrients that would normally be unavailable or “locked” in the sediment are recycled into the water column. These nutrients are just as harmful to a lake or pond as those that come from the surrounding watershed.