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10:57 am
Sun November 13, 2011

Texhoma Still has Algae Problem

Tulsa, OK – Blue-green algae level still high at Oklahoma lake

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't be lifting blue-green algae warnings at a southern Oklahoma lake just yet.

Officials said Friday results from the latest tests done at Lake Texoma indicate the continuing presence of harmful algae at levels high enough to warrant the warnings.

The water is considered to have adverse health effects and contact with it is prohibited.

Army Corps officials say campgrounds remain open, and there are no restrictions on fishing or boating.

Samples will be collected again by mid-December and test results will be posted as they become available.