Blue-green algae reported in Boulder Lake, east of Estaire

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Blue-green algal blooms could also appear in other parts of the lake -- because blooms are not anchored, they can move from one location to another through wind and water action

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A blue-green algal bloom is reported in the Boulder Lake area, according to samples gathered by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, said a news release from Public Health Sudbury and Districts on Friday. PHSD said the algae samples contained a species of cyanobacteria that can produce toxins.

PHSD further advised that blue-green algal blooms (cyanobacteria) have an unsightly pea soup appearance and a foul smell and can produce toxins. Residents should avoid using or drinking water from areas where blooms are visible.

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