Stories tagged with: Algae

July 12, 2011 - 5:37pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

There is another area lake that is dealing with toxic algae. The State of Ohio has issued an Algae Bloom Advisory for Cutler Lake at Blue Rock State Park in Muskingum County. The advisory alerts swimmers of the harmful algae blooms and it’s recommended that the water not be ingested and they avoid contact with the surface scum. But the State says at long as you stay away from the algae and don't swallow any water  swimming in Cutler Lake is relatively safe. Buckeye Lake at...

August 24, 2010 - 4:52pm
3 years 52 weeks ago

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is removing a "bloom advisory" that was issued for Dillon Lake.

A spokesman says samples from the beach and marina at the state park yielded toxic-free results for the second week in a row. The Ohio EPA initially issued the advisory near the beginning of the month because of blue-green algae that had developed on the water.

Blue Rock State Park still has a no contact advisory in place even though samples taken last week at Cutler...

August 22, 2010 - 9:03pm
4 years 1 day ago

While a toxic advisory remains in place for Blue Rock State Park, it's hoping people will still come and use its hiking trails and campgrounds.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the state park's store is receiving water from outside sources. It also says that water fountains and the campground's shower house have been re-opened.

The state park's water treatment station did close after unidentified blue-green algae was discovered in the lake. Park rangers are still...

August 18, 2010 - 10:32am
4 years 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources continues to monitor area lakes after this summer’s algae water problems. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is now offer updates on water quality on its website. Wednesday the State is saying that Cutler Lake at Blue Rock State Park in Muskingum County is under a “no contact advisory”. That means “an algae bloom has made this area unsafe for recreational activities. You are strongly advised to avoid any and all...

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