Public Health Advisories Issued for Algae Blooms in Ohio River

Kentucky’s Division of Water and Department for Public Health are issuing a public health advisory for harmful algal bloom along the Ohio River.The advisory is for people using the waters for recreation.

The advisory area is from the McAlpine Dam near Louisville to the Greenup Dam near Greenup in northeastern Kentucky. State officials also issued an advisory for Briggs Lake near Russellville.

The advisory means algal toxins have been found at various locations along the water. Swimming, wading, and other water activities are not recommended during the advisory.

Source: MG News

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