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Blue-green algae bloom prompts warning at Woodbury's Carver Lake

The discovery of a troubling algae Friday at Woodbury's Carver Lake prompted city officials to issue a warning.

According to a city news release, the presence of blue-green algae in the lake was confirmed Friday, July 25.

That particular kind of algae is known to produce toxins that can be harmful to pets and humans, according to a city news release. Even though not all blue-green algae is dangerous, the city says it's impossible to predict when an algae bloom of that type is harmful.

"For this reason it is best to avoid contact and stay out of the water," the release states.

Anyone who suspects adverse health effects from contact with or ingestion of lake water containing the algae should seek medical attention immediately, according to the release.

Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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