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Fri July 8, 2011

Grand Lake Still Dangerous But Improving

Langley, OK – GRDA: Decrease in algae toxins in Grand Lake

LANGLEY, Okla. (AP) The Grand River Dam Authority says the most recent testing indicates a "significant decrease" in blue-green algae toxins in Grand Lake but is still encouraging caution.

The agency tested water samples gathered in the Duck Creek and Horse Creek areas of the lake in northeastern Oklahoma.

The agency's ecosystems management department says blue-green algae scums found throughout the lake continue to be prevalent and toxic and should be avoided.

The agency issued a warning last week that visitors to the lake should avoid contact with the water and that warning remains in effect. The GRDA says the public "is still very much encouraged to enjoy activities in the Grand Lake area."

The GRDA says test results can differ from day to day. It will continue daily monitoring and sampling efforts.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

LANGLEY, Okla. (AP) The Grand River Dam Authority says the most recent testing indicates a "significant decrease" in blue-green algae toxins in Grand Lake but is still encouraging caution.

The agency tested water samples gathered in the Duck Creek and Horse Creek areas of the lake in northeastern Oklahoma.

The agency's ecosystems management department says blue-green algae scums found throughout the lake continue to be prevalent and toxic and should be avoided.

The agency issued a warning last week that visitors to the lake should avoid contact with the water and that warning remains in effect. The GRDA says the public "is still very much encouraged to enjoy activities in the Grand Lake area."

The GRDA says test results can differ from day to day. It will continue daily monitoring and sampling efforts.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.