Blue-green algae needs constant monitoring
paint in the water, pea soup with particles or a green or turquoise foam), residents should contact MCI at 819 340-8721 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible they should also take pictures of the bloom and take note of its location and size. MCI reports all its findings to the appropriate government authorities.
During the month of July, blue-green algae blooms were found on the 1st, 13th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 28th and the 29th in the areas of Potton, Austin, Ogden and Newport. In August, blooms were spotted on August 24th at Fitch Bay and on September 2nd at Magoon Point. Ingesting water contaminated by a blue-green algae incident can cause stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, headache or fever. Prolonged contact with the water can cause skin irritations, eye irritations or a sore throat.