BH-20180914-64641-USA – Biological Hazard – USA – North-America

The Grant County Health District is warning residents to avoid contact with the water in portions of Moses Lake after the discovery of potentially toxic blue-green algae. "These algae grow rapidly in fresh water when there is enough sunlight, high temperatures and nutrients in the water," said a health district statement. It is common for lakes across the county to have late-summer algae blooms, the district said, noting that while not all blue-green algae are toxic, some are. "There are types of blue-green algae that produce toxins (or poisons) which can cause serious illnesses," the ...

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