Health Alert issued for Bluestem, Johnson, Kirkman’s Cove Lakes due to toxic algae
Toxic blue-green algae has reportedly been found at several Nebraska lakes, health officials are warning people to be careful
HUMBOLDT, Neb. (KLKN)- The state has issued a health alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), toxic blue-green algae, at several lakes.
Samples taken earlier in the week showed that these lakes measure above the health alert threshold of 8 parts per billion of total microcystin, a toxin released by certain strains of this blue-green algae.
Since the start of May, weekly sampling has been conducted at 53 public lakes. The lakes will continue to be monitored weekly through the end of September.