Madison area beaches have recently been struggling with water quality problems arising from high concentrations of aquatic microorganisms such as algae, E. coli, and other pathogens that can cause a variety of health issues in humans. An algae exclosure and UV treatment system will be installed at Brittingham Beach shortly. Nevertheless current protocol used to monitor algae employs isolated water samples, which could not represent the algae concentrations of the beach as a whole and cannot determine movement of algae, and water circulation patterns. My proposed research is to develop and implement a multi-spectral bandwidth camera system that will be able to determine the effectiveness of the algae exclosure and UV treatment system and provide the public with real-time concentrations of algae. This project will work with the several public partners to keep swimmers safe. If successful here, similar projects could be installed at other beaches to gauge water quality in Madison lakes.