Tuesday July 5, 2022

Lake County News

County health officials are reporting that recent testing has found concerning levels of cyanobacteria in Lake Pillsbury.

Cyanobacteria — also known as blue-green algae — are microscopic organisms that naturally occur in all freshwater and marine aquatic ecosystems.

Cyanobacteria or blue-green algae is not to be confused with green algae (i.e., phytoplankton), which is beneficial, nontoxic, and always present in Lake Pillsbury.

Regional health and water resource officials are reminding those enjoying local lakes and streams to maintain awareness of cyanobacterial blooms and take appropriate caution.

As is the case with all large, biologically rich bodies of water, Lake Pillsbury is dynamic in water quality.

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