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Algae, like summer, continues

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by Tai Moses

If the canine members of your family are gazing longingly at the cool waters of Lady Bird Lake, heed this warning: It’s still not safe to go back in the water. The harmful algal bloom that has taken the lives of three dogs this summer continues apace with the summer heat. Austin’s Watershed Protection Department is keeping a close eye on the situation and latest tests show the continued presence of toxins in Red Bud Isle, Auditorium Shores and on Barton Creek between Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake. According to Watershed Protection, “The algae will naturally die off when cooler weather returns in the fall.” Until then, fill up that kiddie pool in the backyard for Fido.

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