DWR Lifts Algal Bloom Advisory at Pyramid Lake


Aerial photo of Pyramid Lake and Dam.
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Sacramento – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today lifted its algal bloom caution advisory at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County. Caution signs have been removed from the lake’s shoreline, and all areas of the lake are open to boating and swimming, including Emigrant Landing and Vaquero swim beaches. 

A caution advisory had been in effect since Sept. 29, but water tests have found no microcystins for three consecutive weeks.  

When toxic blue-green algae are present, exposure can cause eye irritation, allergic skin rash, mouth ulcers, vomiting, diarrhea, and cold- and flu-like symptoms. Pets can be especially susceptible because they tend to drink while in the water and lick their fur afterwards. 
Every Californian should take steps to conserve water. Find out how at SaveOurWater.com.   


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