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Lake Delton dyed a tourist-pleasing blue

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) -- The lake that's home to the long-running Tommy Bartlett ski show has gone from pea green to a more aesthetically-pleasing color.

Five-hundred gallons of dye bought with nearly $30,000 in taxpayers' money has turned the 267-acre Lake Delton to a tranquil, tourist-attracting aqua-blue.

Aquatic Engineering handled the dye job, which could last two weeks to a month. Spokesman Josh Britton says the dye isn't harmful in any way.

The State Journal says the River Alliance of Wisconsin calls the dye job "downright foolish" and says it does nothing to clean up the lake in the long term. The village of Lake Delton has long battled algae and weeds in the lake made famous in 2008 when major flooding caused it to overflow and send several homes into the water.


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