Algae bloom hits Erie, St. Clair

Jul 16 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Algae bloom hits Erie, St. Clair

algae bucketIf you are looking to beat the heat, don’t bother driving to Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair. A bacterial bloom has led the water to resemble pea soup and the health unit has closed Chatham-Kent beaches as a result.
Cyanobacteria, also known and blue-green algae, is the culprit.
It can produce harmful toxins.
According to public health officials, drinking water coming from the lakes is being monitored.

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is advising the public to avoid exposure to the blue green algae.

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