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.