The City of Reno has been monitoring water quality and algae in Virginia Lake. The low flow year, paired with bird waste causing nutrient enrichment in the water, has caused a bloom of blue green algae. Blue green algae can cause unsafe conditions for pets to wade in or drink the water. The project will reduce nutrients entering the lake, and provide for circulation to reduce stagnancy in the system and eutrophic conditions with blue green algae blooms.