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Harmful algal blooms - Cyanobacteria

Advisory against recreational use of JL Curran Reservoir, Cranston, RI issued 8/27/14 (photo below).

ALgla bloom on JL Curran Reservoir

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can form harmful blooms in lakes,
ponds, and rivers that make the water cloudy, sometimes even making the water look
like pea soup or as if bright green paint has been spilled into the water. Under some
circumstances these blooms may produce toxins that could make pets and people sick.

To learn more see these websites:

Factsheets and other resources:

Harmful algal bloom - Trustom Pond 2011, photo by D. Stolley

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