Saturday, September 13, 2008

Potentially toxic algae blooms hit Interior B.C. lakes

Some residents in B.C.'s Central Interior are being told to avoid drinking or bathing in their tap water following an outbreak of potentially toxic algae blooms.

A public advisory was issued to some communities outside Prince George after a thick turquoise film giving off a pungent odour appeared on the shores of the Tachick and Cluculz lakes.

Health officials warned the blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, could compromise the water quality and say anyone who draws water from the lakes should stop.

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