Blue Green algae- need info

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dbarr50cal

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Went up to the bridge last night at hills creek and the algae was thick! Does anyone have advice? How does it affect fishing and swiming? Is the lake cleaner @ the dam? Will this week of extreme heat affect the water?
 
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Outdrsmn

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i belive you are not suppose to swim in it.
 
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womanwhofishes

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ya thats some nasty crap.. we was there on sunday near the bridge too.. i am sure there is something on it ...
somewhere in here try the search bar or go to Odfw , I think I saw something on there..yw
 
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Usually lasts about 3 weeks, but sometimes can last longer, and sometimes last less time. I just checked it out, and there are way more lakes with it than I thought, a lot of new advisories, I only knew of until recently, dexter, odell and hills creek.

Good news is it's been lifted from Odell.
 
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GraphiteZen

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I thought people used to eat blue-green algae for health benefits..... :think:
 
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JeannaJigs

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They do actually, but it's a different species. There is both a harmless species, and then a varied species that excretes toxins...I had an article somewhere, but i am not finding it now, my google skills are failing.
 
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