GRDA receives new results Thursday afternoon … Tests Results Show Significant Decrease in Blue Green Algae Toxins

Langley — The Grand River Dam Authority is reporting that the most recent results from water sample testing in Grand Lake has shown a significant decrease in levels of blue green algae (BGA) toxins.

Those results are from water samples gathered in both the Duck Creek and Horse Creek areas of Grand Lake. According to the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department, that demonstrates a real improvement in the BGA outbreak, however the BGA scums (visible accumulations) found throughout areas around the lake continue to be prevalent and toxic, and need to be avoided.

While the public is still very much encouraged to enjoy activities in the Grand Lake area, GRDA continues to warn against recreational activities that involve bodily contact with Grand Lake waters. Also, be very cautious when using fish cleaning stations and watering lawns with lake water.

Test results can differ from day to day, and avoidance of bodily contact with Grand Lake waters is still in the public’s best interest.

GRDA will continue with its daily monitoring and sampling efforts indefinitely, as long as conditions warrant.

More information on BGA is available by following the links on grda.com, Facebook and Twitter. GRDA will also update these sites with the latest information when available.

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