Active Blue-Green Algae Detected at Squirrel Lake Park
 
Posted on Friday August 30, 2019
 
Following testing by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, the presence of active blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom has been detected in the pond at Squirrel Lake Park. Keep out of the water. It is unsafe for people and pets.
 

Following testing by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, the presence of active blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom has been detected in the pond at Squirrel Lake Park. Keep out of the water. It is unsafe for people and pets.

Signs have been posted at Squirrel Lake Park. The Town of Matthews is closely monitoring the situation and determining the best course of action to eliminate the algae. 

The pond at McKee Road and Pleasant Plains Road tested negative, however please be aware that ponds are dynamic, continually changing environments that are subject to algae blooms during summer months. These blooms can occur quickly and without warning. In the absence of confirmation of an active blue-green algae bloom, people and pets should stay out of water where indicators of algal blooms are visible, including surface scum, floating mats and/or discoloration.

Additional information regarding algae blooms is available at http://stormwater.charmeck.org.
Additional details regarding the blue-green algae screening are available at https://arcg.is/jWKWq.

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