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HEALTH ALERT: Evidence of Blue-Green Algae on Fawn Lake

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:

http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/bluegreenalgae/

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/water/bg-algae/index.htm