PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
October 18, 2018

Elevated Recreational Public Health Advisory Remains for Chippewa Lake

Chippewa Lake remains under an Elevated Recreational Public Health Advisory due to a toxic algal bloom. All persons and pets are warned to avoid all contact with the water. Boating activity is limited to an idle-speed, no-wake basis.

Test results from water samples taken October 16 show algal toxin levels of 25.6 parts per billion. This represents an increase from 19.2 ppb on October 9. Per Ohio’s Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy for Recreational Waters, a Recreational Public Health Advisory is issued when toxin levels reach 6 ppb. It warns vulnerable persons as well as pets to avoid contact with the water. When toxin levels reach 20 ppb, an Elevated Recreational Public Health Advisory is issued, warning all persons and pets to avoid all contact with the water. Warnings remain in effect until two consecutive tests taken at least one week apart show levels have dropped below these thresholds.

Past test results:

sampkle results

 

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