Blue Green Algae Bloom On Menominee & Fawn Lakes

Blue Green Algae Bloom On Menominee & Fawn Lakes

Posted: 2021-11-10 13:43:37 By: thebay

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is warning residents of two confirmed blue-green algae blooms. The outbreaks are located on Fawn Lake and on Menominee Lake, both in Huntsville.

The health unit advises residents should take the following precautions:

  • Do not use the lake water for drinking or the preparation of infant formula, or allow pets and livestock to drink or swim in the water where a bloom is visible
  • Be cautious about eating fish caught in water where blue-green algae blooms occur

Many species of blue-green algae have the potential to produce toxins that are harmful to the health of humans and animals.

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks will be monitoring the bloom and provide updates as they become available.