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    Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/la...ning-lake-mead

    The National Park Service is warning people to stay out of the water in parts of Lake Mead National Recreation Area now being colonized by a potentially toxic blue-green algae.
    The algae has turned up at several popular areas of Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.
    Park spokeswoman Christie Vanover said officials have been monitoring the growth since it was first spotted early last month. It wasn’t considered a concern until this week, when tests came back showing low levels of microcystin, a toxin produced by the algae, in water samples taken near Las Vegas Boat Harbor, the park’s busiest marina.
    Samples collected in Las Vegas Bay and from an area just upstream from Hoover Dam also showed low levels of the toxin.
    As a precaution, park officials are warning visitors not to swim, water ski or jet ski in areas where the algae can be seen. People should also keep their pets out of the water and avoid touching residue on the shoreline or filling water tanks anywhere the algae is present.
    Anyone who comes into contact with the algae should rinse thoroughly with clean water.
    Drinking untreated water from the lake is never a good idea, algae or not.
    Lake Mead supplies roughly 90 percent of the drinking water used in the Las Vegas Valley, but the algae poses no threat to water customers, said Bronson Mack, spokesman for the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
    The chlorine and ozone treatments the authority already uses will destroy any of the algae or microcystin that may find their way into the agency’s intake pipes at the lake.
    Mack said the authority has been sampling the water at and around its intakes and its two treatment plants since traces of a toxin first turned up in the lake late Tuesday.
    “We haven’t detected it at our treatment facilities, and even if we did we have advanced treatment methods that do eliminate it,” he said.
    Health issues related to microcystin range from rashes and skin irritations to gastrointestinal illness.


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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    I saw that. Havasu tested the waters, but no toxins found. I guess it's limited up river or hasn't spread that far yet.
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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    Its them blasted' standup jet skiers and their damned 2-smokes...
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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    we had that sh1t in our local lake at the end of last year...killed a family dog... low water conditions and warm weather late in the year were some contributing factors...now we are dealing with the goddamn zebra mussells...

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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    The zebra mussells are supposed to eat all the algae in the water!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird A/C&Heating View Post
    OMG.....Rules for 550 vintage ski class...550 ski riders do not conform to any kind of rules. That is why you are riding a 550 ski in the first place. Rules suck....
    PS...the rule book will be in my 550 pump
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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    It will enter through the nasal cavities and can kill you as it attacks your brains central nerves. It happens here in Texas too

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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyX2 View Post
    The zebra mussells are supposed to eat all the algae in the water!!
    they have not infiltrated our spot just yet but have in an upstream lake 20 miles away...so its only a matter of short time...

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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    Algae at Lake Mead can cause rashes, stomach problems

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/la...omach-problems

    The National Park Service is again advising Lake Mead visitors to avoid swimming in areas of green algae.

    Contact with the organisms can cause problems ranging from rashes to stomach sicknesses, the department said Friday. Children and pets are the most vulnerable to infection.

    Though the amount of algae in the lake has decreased since March, when the Park Service announced its first warning, the algae is still present on the surface of the lake and in coves, the department said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird A/C&Heating View Post
    OMG.....Rules for 550 vintage ski class...550 ski riders do not conform to any kind of rules. That is why you are riding a 550 ski in the first place. Rules suck....
    PS...the rule book will be in my 550 pump
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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    ^^as if you ride there anyway
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    Re: Toxic algae prompts warning at Lake Mead

    Funny, we have warnings like this about girls in our area, not water.
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