EVIDENCE OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ON FAWN LAKE
We are currently testing samples of the water to confirm.
Blue-green algae can produce toxins that are harmful to both humans and animals. Gina LaLiberte, a Water Resources Management Specialist, at Wisconsin DNR advises residents:
- DO NOT swim in areas of water that contains blue-green algae.
- DO NOT let children play with scum layers, even from shore.
- DO NOT allow dogs in these area as they are likely to ingest the algae if swimming or drinking water at the shore.
- DO NOT boat or water ski over water that looks like “pea soup,” green or blue blobs, or if a scum layer or puffy blob is floating on the surface
Additional information on the DNR’s website and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website: