Algae Bloom Water Warning In Effect for Lake Ritchie and Chickenbone Lake

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Algae Bloom Water Warning In Effect for Lake Ritchie and Chickenbone Lake

Post by Midwest Ed » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:13 am

There is an algae bloom alert presently in effect for all of Lake Ritchie. Do not drink the water or use it for cooking. No amount of filtering, boiling or purification can make it safe to drink. It is very harmful to ingest.

Chickenbone Lake has been added to the list of affected lakes.
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Re: Algae Bloom Water Warning In Effect for Lake Ritchie

Post by vgeh » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:19 am

Thanks for the timely info! Need to update my plan.


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Re: Algae Bloom Water Warning In Effect for Lake Ritchie and Chickenbone Lake

Post by Midwest Ed » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:24 pm

Chickenbone Lake has been added to the list of affected lakes.
8 trips, 1975 x 2, 1976 x 2, 1978, 1985, 2000, 2013

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