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Carver Lake tested for blue-green algae, residents advised to avoid water contact

Carver Lake tested for blue-green algae, residents advised to avoid water contact Photo: CSIRO / CC BY 3.0 / MGN

Updated: August 21, 2019 04:49 PM

Boaters and beachgoers at Carver Lake are being advised to avoid contact with the water due to the suspected presence of blue-green algae.

The City of Woodbury said Wednesday that the Ramsey-Washington Watershed District was taking test samples at the lake to confirm the presence of blue-green algae.

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While not all blue-green algal blooms produce toxins, there's no way to predict if or when a bloom will produce toxins, the city said. That's why residents are urged to stay away for the time being.

If you or your pets are experiencing adverse health effects after contact with the water, the city urged you to seek medical attention right away.

You can learn more here.

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