Blue-green Algae confirmed – warning remains in place (August 11, 2011)

The Ministry of the Environment’s test results have confirmed the presence of anabaena, a species of blue-green algae (sometimes known as Cyanobacteria). This is a species that can produce toxins in the water. In sufficient concentrations these toxins can cause health problems.  The health warning will stay in effect until further notice.

The water samples were taken last Friday from three locations on our lake (Sturgeon Point was not one of them.) The regional Health Unit is now waiting for results of toxicology tests, which would indicate the presence of the toxins in the water.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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