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Anderson Lake closed due to toxic blue green algae

When: 2012-05-15 10:28:00 -0700
Where: 1500-1590 Anderson Lake Rd Chimacum, WA 98325, United States


Washington Department of Ecology is monitoring blue-green algae blooms in Western Washington waters, including Sinclair Inleet.

The algal blooms have been seen in saltwater bodies like Sinclair Inleet and the central Puget Sound north of Vashon Island.

So far, only Jefferson County's Anderson Lake has been closed. It was found to have toxic blue-green algae. People and pets are advised to stay out of the lake.

Toxins also affect shellfish. Call the Shellfish Safety Hotline at (800) 562-5632 to find out which recreational shellfish beaches are closed.

Sometimes algae blooms look like spilled paint, oil or sewage. The public can report suspected spill or algae bloom to the state by visiting www.ecy.wa.gov/reportaproblem.html or by calling (800) OILS-911.

Read more about Blue Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) and How it Can Harm Your Dog.

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