July 18, 2022

Indiana beaches under advisory for blue-green algae blooms

The DNR advises Lake Monroe visitors to avoid contact with algae. - Devan Ridgway, WTIU/WFIU News

The DNR advises Lake Monroe visitors to avoid contact with algae.

Devan Ridgway, WTIU/WFIU News

Wei Wang – wfiu
 

Nine Indiana lakes are under the state Department of Natural Resources’s third-highest advisory level for blue-green algae blooms.

Some beaches at Brookville, Cagles Mill, Cecil M. Harden, Hardy, Mississinewa, Monroe, Salamonie, Whitewater and Worster lakes were under the advisory as of Sunday evening.

State officials say swimmers should take a warm, soapy shower after contact with affected water and avoid swallowing it. Visitors should also avoid using it for cooking or bathing. And they should not allow pets to drink water where algae is present.

A full list of beach algae advisories is available at in.gov/dnr.

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