Blue-Green Algae Bloom Notice

Notice: Blue-green algae blooms - 9/13/22

Blue-green algae blooms were recently detected on East Goose Lake in White Bear Lake.

The public should avoid contact with the water in lakes that have active blue-green algae blooms, also known as harmful algal blooms (HABs). During these bloom events, the water contains blue-green algae at levels that may cause short-term and long-term harm including skin irritation, gastrointestinal problems, and/or liver damage. People and pets should avoid all contact with the water, scum, or algae. Always remember, when in doubt, best keep out.

For more information on blue-green algae and harmful algal blooms visit:

Blue Green and Harmful Algal Blooms: MPCA

MN Department of Health For more information on harmful algae blooms, call the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at 651-757-2822 or 800-657-3864. Report human health effects to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Foodborne and Waterborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-366-3455. For health questions, citizens can contact MDH’s Waterborne Diseases Unit at 651-201-5414 or visit the MDH’s Harmful Algal Bloom web page.

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