July 28, 2014

Public Health Advisory for East Fork Lake Lifted

East Fork beachBATAVIA, Ohio (July 26) — The State of Ohio has lifted the Recreational Public Health Advisory it placed on the campground beach and main beach at East Fork Lake on June 23. Visitors were warned against swimming in the lake while the advisory was in effect.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the advisory in late June when testing showed a higher than acceptable level of microcystin, a toxin produced by an algae bloom in the lake. For the last two weeks, testing has shown microcystin below the advisory threshold.
For testing results or more information on harmful algal blooms, visit http://epa.ohio.gov/habalgae.aspx.
For more information, contact John McManus, Administrator of the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District, at 513-673-0177.
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