Livestock and pet owners encouraged to be on the lookout for blue-green algae

Livestock, pets and children are most at risk of becoming ill due to the algae.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Blue-green algae may already be present in many bodies of water across North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality says that while the algae is most common in late summer, it only takes a few hot days for the algae to bloom. The algae is known to produce toxins called cynotoxins that when ingested can cause vomiting,…

ND Department of Health Warns of Blue-Green Algae

If you think you see blue-green algae, you should report it to the Department of Health

NORTH DAKOTA — Before you head out to the lakes, make sure you’re aware of a dangerous type of algae: blue-green algae. If you see blue-green algae, you don’t necessarily have to avoid the water, but make sure you and your animals stay clean. “Blue-green algae blooms are usually caused by weather conditions— heat, lots of sunlight, and excessive nutrients. It…

Health Department Issues Warning About Blue-Green Algae

Ingesting the affected water can make you sick and it can also be deadly

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Health Department is warning people to avoid blue-green algae. Hot summer weather contributes to the production of the algae in bodies of water. Ingesting the affected water can make you sick and it can also be deadly. The same goes for your pets. There’s no known antidote for toxins blue-green algae can produce. Avoid water…