Another Warning Goes Out For Blue-Green Algae

California Water Officials Issue Another Warning For Blue-Green Algae

California water officials on Friday again issued a warning to be cautious about harmful blue-green algae. Officials are recommending people, their pets and livestock stay out of the water and avoid drinking where Algae blooms are present until further notice. Algae blooms that produce toxins and sicken swimmers and harm fish are becoming an increasing concern nationwide, causing water warnings this year throughout the country.  Commonly known as blue-green algae, it produces toxins that on humans can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, irritated eyes, seizures and breathing problems.  Cyanobacteria occur naturally in many freshwater systems and can proliferate rapidly under the right conditions of shallow water, warm weather, plentiful sunshine and still, nutrient-rich water.  Again Water officials warn, if Algae blooms are present, play it safe and stay out of the water.                                                                                                 Written by KVGC Staff


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