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Lake Tschida

Blue-green algae similar to this archive photo has been found on several area lakes this week as a result of hot temperatures. Health advisories have been issued and people are told to avoid contact for themselves, pets and livestock.

The North Dakota Department of Health has lifted public health advisories for three lakes where blue-green algae blooms are present.

The advisories have been lifted for Camels Hump Dam in Golden Valley County, Pheasant Lake in Dickey County and Braddock Dam in Emmons County.

The advisories mean people should avoid areas of the lake where there are blue-green algae blooms, which can discolor the water and cause foam, scum or mats to appear on the surface. In severe blooms, the water can have the appearance of spilled green paint or green pea soup.

Public health advisories remain for the following lakes:

  • Green Lake, McIntosh County
  • Long Lake NWR, Burleigh County
  • Sweet Briar Dam, Morton County
  • Lake LaMoure, LaMoure County
  • Bowman-Haley Reservoir, Bowman County
  • Patterson Lake, Stark County
  • Harvey Reservoir, Wells County
  • Antelope Lake, Pierce County
  • Woodhouse Lake, Kidder County
  • Dry Lake, McIntosh County
  • Lake Tschida, Grant County

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(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or Blair.Emerson@bismarcktribune.com)

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Education and Health Reporter