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By Andi Bourne

DEQ issues caution for algae bloom


October 31, 2019

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

An algae bloom on Seeley Lake was observed on the north end of Seeley Lake. DEQ confirmed the blue-green algae bloom by photos and issued a warning Oct. 18.

SEELEY LAKE – Based on photos received Oct. 18, the Department of Environmental Quality confirmed blue-green algae was present along the east shore on the north end of Seeley Lake. While not all blue-green algae blooms are harmful, the public is asked to use caution when recreating in Seeley Lake because conditions can change rapidly and are unpredictable.

Algae are a group of photosynthetic organisms which have a number of beneficial uses. However, algae may cause a great deal of damage if profuse growth results. Blue-green algae are particularly bothersome because it can ruin recreati...

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