Standing on his deck overlooking Summit Lake on an atypically quiet Memorial Day Monday, resident Vaughn Hodgins talks about the effects on residents from the lake’s closure due to a toxic algae outbreak. The alert has forced homeowners to not drink lake water,and is a primary reason for the bottled water in his hand.
Standing on his deck overlooking Summit Lake on an atypically quiet Memorial Day Monday, resident Vaughn Hodgins talks about the effects on residents from the lake’s closure due to a toxic algae outbreak. The alert has forced homeowners to not drink lake water,and is a primary reason for the bottled water in his hand. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
Standing on his deck overlooking Summit Lake on an atypically quiet Memorial Day Monday, resident Vaughn Hodgins talks about the effects on residents from the lake’s closure due to a toxic algae outbreak. The alert has forced homeowners to not drink lake water,and is a primary reason for the bottled water in his hand. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com

Toxic algae + sick dogs + dead deer = a quiet Memorial Day weekend on Summit Lake

May 29, 2017 04:51 PM

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