Caution Signs For Toxic Algae At Blackmans Lake Removed September 06, 2018
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(SNOHOMISH, WA.) – The City of Snohomish announced today that as of August 31st there were “no blue-green algae blooms” visible from either of the lake’s public access sites and as a result the caution signs have been removed from the public boat launch and Hill Park.
The city statement asks residents to “please be aware that lake conditions can change very rapidly, especially at this time of year. If you see an algae scum which looks like green/blue paint floating on the surface or large clumps in the water, follow the CAUTION advisory below.”
It is especially important to avoid areas of algae scum because this is where the toxin levels are the highest.
CAUTION signs advise the following:
Do not swim in areas of scum Do not drink lake water Keep pets away from the lake Clean fish well and discard guts Avoid areas of scum when boating
Visit www.lakes.surfacewater.info to see up-to-date testing information, sign up for alerts, and answers to commonly asked questions (choose the “Toxic Algae” link from the main page).