Blue-green algae are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally in fresh water lakes. In warm weather, with the right nutrients and low wind, they can form a large mass called a bloom. Residents and visitors are urged to take a cautious approach, monitor the situation, and protect themselves from potential health risks.
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Learn about the risks of waterborne illnesses and injuries which will help you decide whether you should swim in the water or stay on the beach.
Recreational water is a body of water used for sport and leisure activities. This includes public beaches, indoor and outdoor pools, spas, waterslide basins, wading pools, and splash pads.