Friday, June 27, 2008

Pewaukee Lakefront Beach Closed

From JS Online

FRIDAY, June 27, 2008, 10:35 a.m.
By Mike Johnson
Potentially toxic algae closes beach

The beach at Lakefront Park in the Village of Pewaukee has been closed until further notice because potentially toxic blue-green algae has been found in the water, officials said.

The Pewaukee Lake beach along W. Wisconsin Ave. was flooded after heavy rains this month.

The blue-green algae was detected yesterday, according to the Pewaukee Park and Recreation Department.

Toxins released by blue-green algae are potentially deadly to people and pets. Symptoms include rash, hives, runny nose, irritated eyes and throat irritation, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Blooms of this kind of algae are common after flooding.

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