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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Harmful Algae Bloom Advisory

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Water conditions at Lake Galena in Peace Valley Park, Lake Luxembourg in Core Creek Park and Lake Towhee make the water susceptible to harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs occur when microscopic organisms in a waterbody produce toxins or other harmful compounds that can harm people, pets, or wildlife. In Pennsylvania, HABs are most commonly caused by cyanobacteria. 

Please wash your hands with soap and water after contact with lake water. Keep pets from swimming in and drinking affected water and be aware of symptoms of HAB-associated illness in both humans and animals, such as diarrhea or vomiting, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and weakness or lethargy. If you or your pet show any of these symptoms, contact your primary care provider or veterinarian.

Please be reminded that Bucks County Ordinance 170 prohibits wading and swimming in any controlled waters (including lakes).

Additional questions can be directed to the PA HABs Task Force at [email protected].

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