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Blue-green algae still a risk

Friday, November 6, 2020 by Jo Clifton

The city’s Watershed Protection Department says there is still a high risk of blue-green algae that is toxic to dogs at Lady Bird Lake and Red Bud Isle. With cooler weather, the algae is becoming less predictable and more sporadic on Lady Bird Lake. While no blue-green algae was found in the most recent sample taken from the lake, on Oct. 27, clumps of the algae were found at Red Bud Isle. City officials strongly recommend that dog owners keep their dogs from swimming in or drinking from the lake. Handling the algae is also not recommended. For more information, check out the city’s web page on the subject.

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