Potentially Toxic Algae Found In Mississinewa Lake

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

June 23, 2014 Updated Jun 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM EDT

WABASH COUNTY, Ind. (21Alive) -- Mississenewa Lake has had an advisory issued for Blue-Green Algae by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Swimming and boating is still allowed but direct contact with the algae is completely discouraged. If you do get in, the DNR advises you take a shower afterwards and it is recommended you keep your pets out of the water.

Blue-green algae can produce toxins that cause rashes, skin and eye irritation, nausea, stomach aches, and tingling extremities.

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