MuskokaONline.com News - #GOTLOCAL

Blue Green Algae Confirmed In Kahshe Lake

Posted: 2021-10-12 07:58:12 By: thebay

Residents and visitors to Kahshe Lake in Gravenhurst are being cautioned about a confirmed blue-green algae bloom impacting the lake. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is asking residents and visitors to exercise caution where blue-green algae is visible and:

  • Do not use the lake water for the preparation of infant formula or allow pets or livestock to drink or swim in the water
  • The health unit advises caution with regard to eating fish caught in the affected water
  • Avoid swimming and other water sport activities near a bloom.

Symptoms from consuming toxins from a blue-green algae bloom can include headaches, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and can be more serious if water is swallowed in large quantities.