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Health alert for local lake


August 29, 2019

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A health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, continues for Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County.

During water testing earlier this week, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy detected elevated toxin levels produced by blue-green algal blooms. The alerts there will continue for at least two more weeks, because lakes that are on health alert must have two consecutive weeks of readings below the threshold before the alert is discontinued.

Visitors to lakes on health alert should avoid full body contact activities such as swimming, wading, skiin...

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