Lake Boon algae update

Early this morning algae blooms were observed by neighbors in several places around the lake, often in windward shallow coves. A board of health representative observed at 7 a.m. this morning that the Pine Bluffs Town Beach still had excessive algae to a degree that it should remain closed and wasn’t even worth testing until Monday.

By the time an unofficial quick LBA test could be made at 11 a.m. most of the blooms were more diffuse due to wind and waves. Nevertheless, a sample taken then at the east end of the second basin in front of Hale Road showed cyanotoxins still present. Therefore residents should be wary of any algae blooms or places where they have been in the last day or so. Again, small children and dogs are especially vulnerable as they are more likely to ingest the water. Entertaining small children in the heat may better be done with a well water fed sprinkler.

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