Blue-Green Algae Warning issued for Harmon Lake

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality issued a Blue-Green Algae Warning for Harmon Lake on Friday.

According to the department's website, a warning means "a blue-green algae bloom is present over a significant portion of the lake and excessive microcystin levels have been measured."

On lakes with a warning, they say people and pets avoid contact with the water and say people should not take part in contact recreation activities, such as swimming, water skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

For more information on advisories and warning visit: https://deq.nd.gov/publications/WQ/3_WM/HABs/HABsListings.pdf?v=3