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Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Update on Algae in Lake Tapps

August 19, 2016

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has lowered the Lake Tapps toxic algae advisory from a warning advisory to a caution advisory. People should avoid areas where visible algae may be present. The following statement was sent to Cascade by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department:

 “We would like to update you on the toxic algae situation at Lake Tapps. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department received laboratory results from a Lake Tapps toxic algae sample earlier today, and no detectable concentrations of toxin were reported. We have not been able to confirm the presence of toxins in the water, nor the presence of new algae blooms, so our advisory will change to a caution. We will change our signs at Lake Tapps this afternoon and will continue to monitor the situation. We will conduct further testing next week.”

 Please refer to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s website for any additional information it may have over the weekend or next week. 

http://www.tpchd.org/environment/surface-water-lakes-beaches-shellfish/toxic-algae-cyanobacteria/

 

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