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Algae alerts lifted on two area lakes

Nov 10, 2017
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has lifted the advisories for two local lakes where blue-green algae was previously detected.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has lifted the advisories for two local lakes where blue-green algae was previously detected.

Lake St. John in Ramara Township and Peninsula Lake in Huntsville have been under cautionary notices from the health unit since August 23 and September 19 respectively.

Blue-green algae is a bacteria that occurs naturally in fresh water. When it occurs in large concentrations, forming a green scum over the water, it can release toxins that are harmful to humans and animals.

For more details about blue-green algae, visit the health unit website at www.smdhu.org, or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1 877-721-7520 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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