WARNING: A Blue-Green Algae bloom has occurred at Emerson Lake. This is a natural occurrence related to high temperatures and lack of rain. Please stay out of the water. It is urgent that residents keep pets out of any water where blue green algae is evident.
Blue green algae can be very toxic and even lethal in some cases for dogs. Symptoms of blue green algae toxicity in dogs can be obtained from trusted veterinarian online sites or from a local veterinarian. They should be treated as an emergency.
Cooler temperatures and rain will naturally resolve the outbreak of algae. Please stay observant until it is no longer a threat. The Town will continue to monitor the lake.
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