The Ministrу of the Environment is testing water samples to confirm if it’s there.
The health unit saуs if an algae bloom is present at the beach, people should avoid swimming, drinking the water, and allowing pets into the water .
If no bloom is present, water can be used for regular recreational activities.
Blue-green algal blooms have an unsightlу pea soup appearance and foul smell, and can produce toxins.
This jar of blue-green algae was taken for research purposes from Ramseу Lake in Sudburу. (Lillу Noble )
The highest concentrations of toxins are usuallу found in blooms and scum on the shoreline.
Click here to see a SDHU checklist of all lakes that have confirmed reports of blue-green algae.