Update on Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Found in Lake Wylie October 15, 2021

Rusty Rozzelle
Rusty.Rozzelle@MeckNC.gov
10/15/2021
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  • People and pets do not contact the water or algae.
  • Do not handle cook or eat dead fish that may be present. Avoid fishing in the bloom area.
  • If you come into contact with an algal bloom, wash thoroughly.
  • Use clean water to rinse off pets that may have come into contact with an algal bloom.
  • If you or your child appears ill after being in waters containing an algal bloom, seek medical care immediately. Symptoms include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, itchy skin or rash.
  • If your pet appears to stumble, stagger or collapse after being in a pond, lake or river, seek veterinary care immediately.

Approximate Locations of Blue-Green Algae Blooms on Lake Wylie.