Sebec Lake Water Quality
The water quality of Sebec Lake is above average for lakes in Maine, according to the Maine DEP. A constant concern is to keep invasive species out of the lake. These are introduced by boats which are brought to the lake with remnants of the invasive plants (e. g. milfoil, hydrilla) somewhere on the boat, motor or trailer. It is important to inspect and clean boats, trailers, PWC, tubes, water shoes or any devices which have been in other bodies of water prior to launching them on the lake.
Check out the Maine VLMP guide to invasive plants. Maine VLMP Executive Director Scott Williams wrote a telling article on the 2012 Monitoring Season and the unusual phenomena that resulted in increased algae blooms. Read the article and learn the conditions which contribute to the algae blooms.