Blue Green Algae Bloom in Bradley Lake

A recently reported blue-green algae bloom in Sturgeon Bay’s Bradley Lake has now been confirmed. Warning signage has been ordered by the city and is posted around the lake. Blue-green algae blooms are a natural part of water bodies, but they can produce toxins which can make people and animals sick after they swallow, breathe in, or have contact with the water. Everyone is strongly advised to keep yourselves, your children, and your pets out of the water at Bradley Lake. The algae bloom can cause illness such as vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, abdominal pain, cough or sore throat, skin rash, or blistering. Try to keep your pets from going into the lake as well, but if they do go in you should rinse them off with clean water and try to keep them from licking their fur. If your pet becomes suddenly ill after being exposed to the water you should take it to a veterinarian immediately.

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