Reservoir warning lifted; lake warning remains
State health officials have sounded an “all clear” for blue-green algae at Marion Reservoir.
The reservoir’s blue-green algae watch was lifted this week after being in either “watch” or “warning” status since June 10.
Marion County Lake, however, remains in a blue-green algae warning. The county lake has rotated between watch and warning status since May 2.
During an algae warning, water is not safe for humans or animals to drink and humans should avoid contact with the water. If water does contact skin, skin should be washed. Areas of visible algae should be avoided.