Algae bloom observed at Placid Lake

PLACID LAKE - Clearwater Resource Council reported another algae bloom just south of the public boat launch at Placid Lake State Park. The bloom was observed Wednesday, Oct. 7. Samples were sent to the Flathead Lake Biological Station. They confirmed Monday that it was blue-green algae.

While most blue-green algae blooms do not produce toxins, it is not possible to determine the presence of toxins without testing. All blooms should be considered potentially toxic. Very small exposures, such as a few mouthfuls of algae-contaminated water, may result in fatal poisoning.

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