The Toxic Blue-Green Algae Responsible For Killing Dogs Around The U.S. Has Been Found In North Dakota
Lakes around the United States have been affected by a harmful and sometimes deadly form of algae this summer. This has been making the news due to the unfortunate cases of multiple dog deaths due to ingesting water from the lakes. North Dakota residents should be aware that there are multiple lakes within the state that are under advisories and one lake that is under a warning for this algae. Be careful and be aware – this stuff should be completely avoided. Here’s what we know:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
For more information and an up-to-date list of current advisories and warnings in North Dakota, visit this page. If you, your child, or your pet become sick after swimming in one of these lakes, you should call your doctor or veterinarian immediately.
In the meantime, you can visit other lakes in North Dakota that have not tested positive for blue-green algae and are safe to swim in. Here is a list of lakes that are perfect to visit.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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