Possibly toxic blue-green algae bloom reported at Black Lake


A blue-green algae bloom has been reported at the south end of Thurston County’s Black Lake, the county’s public health department says.

The bloom began over the weekend, and a sample has been sent to be tested for algae toxins. Results are expected Thursday, the county said.

Residents are advised to avoid contact with the lake water during algae blooms, and release any fish caught during a bloom.

More information about blue-green algae can be found on the organization’s website or by calling 360-867-2653.

Lauren Smith: 360-754-5473, @smithlm12