Nebraska DHHS Finds Harmful Algae in Three Lakes

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(Lincoln, NE) -- The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is warning the public about harmful algae found in three state lakes.

The levels of microcystin, a toxin released by Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), has been found in dangerous levels at Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County, Maskenthine Reservoir in Stanton County, and Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County.

Nebraska DHHS says boating and fishing are allowed at the lakes, but warns about being exposed to the water. The department says people should not drink the lake water or let children and pets in the lakes.

NDHHS monitors more than 50 lakes across Nebraska. The full press release with more information from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services can be found here.

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