The toxic algae advisory for Lawrence Lake has been lifted after samples found no sign of toxin.
County health officials posted the advisory on May 27. However, caution is still advised for water with visible algae.
“Our lakes are obviously very popular this time of year, but conditions can change quickly, so we want to remind people to look for visible algae blooms and avoid swimming, fishing and recreating in areas where blooms are present,” said Art Starry, director of the county’s Environmental Health Division, in a news release. “The same advice goes for pets. Pet owners should also keep their pets out of waters with visible algae.”
Some algae can produce toxins that can harm the nervous system, the liver, the skin, and the stomach and intestines.
For more information: www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/swimming_index.html.