Kitsap Public Health issues another warning for cyanobacteria in Kitsap Lake

Public is advised to avoid all contact with lake due to health risks for people and animals

The Kitsap Public Health District issued another warning Tuesday for potentially toxic cyanobacteria in Kitsap Lake.

The public is advised to avoid all contact with the lake due to health risks for people and animals. The swimming beach at Kitsap Lake Park has bee closed since July 24 due to high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water. KPHD says there are many different types of cyanobacteria and not all blooms are toxic. However, the type of algae present in Kitsap Lake is known to produce toxins.

No illnesses have been reported to Kitsap Public Health at this time. Advisory signs will be posted at public-access areas and roadsides around Kitsap Lake. KPHD will continue to monitor for both cyanobacteria and E. coli and will post updates if conditions change.

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