Health Unit Lifts Advisories For Blue Green Algae

Posted: 2020-09-25 11:42:58 By: thebay

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has lifted the advisories for three lake locations where blue-green algae was previously detected in Brandy Lake, the northwest end of Three Mile Lake and the eastern end of 10 Mile Bay.

Brandy Lake, and the Northwest end of Three Mile Lake, on Muskoka Lake and 10 Mile Bay, in Lake of Bays, have been under cautionary notices from the health unit since July and August 2020.

Recent sampling conducted by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, indicate the blooms have dissipated. The health unit says that  cooler weather, rainfall and reduced sunshine will lead to the breakup of an algal bloom.