The Oakland County Health Division is warning residents to be cautious around two area lakes with algal blooms, which can be harmful to humans, wildlife and pets.
Blooms of the algae, also known as cyanobacteria, have been identified on parts of the popular swimming spot 100 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.
People and their pets may experience symptoms such as rashes, hives, skin blisters difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, sore throat or allergic reactions if contact is made through swallowing, breathing or direct skin contact.
Cyanobacteria is naturally occurring, and becomes visible during periods of calm weather, according to an AHS advisory issued Friday. In ranges in colour from blue green to greenish-brown to pink and red. Swim beaches will be open from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. Saturday at both the Lake Temescal and Quarry Lakes regional recreation areas. Therefore, where blue-green algal blooms are present, avoid drinking the water or using it for other domestic purposes.Читайте также: Trump touts USA nuclear arsenal amid standoff with North Korea
The blooms happen when there there is strong sunshine, and very little wind or rain to mix up the lake waters.
· Do not feed whole fish or fish trimmings from this lake to your pets.
"We are thrilled to reopen the lakes even though it is not as soon as we would have liked", said David Mason, a park district spokesman.
The algae advisory is in effect for Pigeon Lake until further notice, the release said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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