Health Department Issues Advisory Over Downtown Algal Bloom

TOLEDO, Ohio - The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department has issued a health advisory regarding the algal bloom that has appeared in the Maumee River near Promenade Park in downtown.

The advisory says that swimming or wading in the Maumee River is not recommended for children, pregnant or nursing women, pets or those with certain medical conditions. If you have been in contact with water associated with the algal bloom, you should rinse your skin immediately. 

The City is currently testing the water affected. The City's tap water remains safe to drink and the Water Quality Dashboard remains in "clear" status. 


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