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Harmful/Toxic Algae Bloom Management Programs

AEC Management Plans are set up in a way to minimize and monitor the issues that are associated with blue-green algae blooms.

Watch

Harmful algae is POSSIBLE AND MAY BE PRESENT

  • Signage will be posted at all public access locations
  • Water may be unsafe for humans/animals
  • Avoid areas of algae accumulation and do not let people/pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water
  • Swimming, wading, skiing, and jet skiing are discouraged near visible blooms
  • Boating and fishing are safe. Avoid direct contact with water, and wash with clean water after any contact.
  • Clean fish well with potable water and eat fillet portion only

Warning

Harmful algae is EXPECTED OR PRESENT

All of the recommendations of the Public Health Watch remain in effect, with the following addition:

  • All contact with water, including fishing and boating, should be avoided

Hazard (Lake Closure)

Harmful algae is PRESENT AND EXTREME CONDITIONS EXIST

It is recommended that either a portion of the lake, entire lake, or zone, be closed and in some cases the adjacent land (e.g., approximately 100 ft. from the shoreline) be closed to the public. Actual setback distances will be determined on a site-specific basis, if necessary. When partial closures (i.e., beach or cove) are issued, the remaining lake or zone area will carry a warning status.

Not on HAB (harmful algae bloom) treatment program.

Actively on HAB (harmful algae bloom) treatment program.

We can help manage harmful/toxic algae blooms of all types.

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