Blue-Green Algae Back At Grand Lake

Jun 18, 2017

The sign in Disney in front of the GRDA Laboratory
Credit KWGS News Photo

The Grand River Dam Authority is urging caution as Blue-Green Algae is found on Grand Lake. The discovery was made in the Fly Creek arm of the lake.

The GRDA Laboratory say the algae's toxin levels are 5 times higher than what is considered toxic. The scum- like algae looks like pea-green soup on top of the water.

Contact with the algae can cause skin irritation, blisters and hive-like sores. It can cause breathing problems if inhaled.

Children are most at risk.