Harmful algae bloom found on Otter Lake

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The Oneida County Health Department is warning the public to use caution after a cyanobacteria harmful algae bloom has been found on Otter Lake.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 6:14 PM

The Oneida County Health Department is warning the public to use caution after a cyanobacteria harmful algae bloom has been found on Otter Lake.

Health officials say a likely cyanobacteria harmful algae bloom has also been found on Delta Lake and Turtle Pond, within the Delta Lake State Park but outside of the public beach.

Health officials say exposure to the harmful blooms and toxins can result in the following symptoms: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, eye irritation, throat irritation, allergic reactions and breathing difficulties.

People and pets should avoid the harmful algae blooms, and if contact occurs you should rinse off with clean water.

If you come into contact with the algae blooms and develop symptoms, you’re encouraged to contact your health care provider.

For more information about harmful algae blooms, click here.

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