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A SolarBee, a solar-powered device to help reduce algae blooms, is pictured across from the Lake Mitchell Campground on the south side of Lake Mitchell. (Luke Hagen/Republic)

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The city of Mitchell is still determining whether a device purchased to reduce the algae problem in the lake is doing its job.

The SolarBee, placed in a bay near Lake Mitchell Campground on the south part of the lake, "is in there and operating," said Dusty Rodiek, parks, recreation and forestry director for the city.


However, he said its effectiveness is subjective.

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