AquaBio improving the water quality at Malibou Lake.

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AquaBio improving the water quality at Malibou Lake.


Malibou Lake now under AquaBio’s Comprehensive Maintenance Plan

Agoura Hills, CA – September 17th, 2018 – AquaBio has recently begun working for the Malibou Lake Mountain Club. This is an exciting project to improve and maintain good water quality and clarity for the lake.

Malibou Lake is a picturesque spot surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, and has been a popular filming location for decades. It is part of the Malibu Creek Watershed, which is the second largest watershed draining to the Santa Monica Bay, with the infamous Surfrider Beach at the end.

Visible algae throughout Malibou Lake. Due to the shallowness of the lake coupled with algae blooms, such as pictured above, lakes like Malibou Lake can experience fish kills, foul odors and poor water quality. (Photo credit: DeAna Hayashi)

Although close to the Los Angeles metropolis, a lot of the watershed is undeveloped. However, many of its streams are listed as Impaired Water Bodies for several pollutants (trash, nutrients, and bacteria) under the Clean Water Act section 303(d) for California.

By using our natural beneficial microbial blends and dyes, in conjunction with proper aeration throughout the lake, we will be able to maintain a balanced ecosystem essential to good water quality. An aggressive and adaptive management strategy is needed in a location such as Malibou Lake, which experiences consistent and differing pollutant sources.

It is our hope that over time we can demonstrate, not only to the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, but all watershed stakeholders, a holistic approach in halting the degradation throughout the watershed, including Malibou Lake.

About AquaBio Environmental Technologies, Inc.:

AquaBio is an environmental consulting firm with 30 years of experience in wastewater mitigation and watershed restoration. By using environmentally-friendly remediation products and technologies, we are able to perform effective sustainable clean up without further damaging existing ecological and environmental interactions.


Drew Adamski, Staff Biologist,,
14311 Cerise Ave, #108 Hawthorne, CA 90250,
Ph: (424) 456-4591

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About the Author:

Katharine Tzadik is AquaBio’s senior biologist assisting in the analysis of data, research and development. She has a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Marine Environmental Protection. Raised in the UK and most recently residing in Puerto Rico, Katharine has travelled extensively, taking a role in conservation of coral reefs in several parts of the world. Her experience has taken her from working with sea turtles in Crete, to fish and coral monitoring in Fiji, to working with stakeholders through workshops and meetings in Florida. She brings valuable experience in project management and research, water quality analysis for watersheds, and a keen awareness of local stakeholder values and concerns to Aquabio.

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