Algae Blooms at Viva Naughton and Kemmerer City

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Algae Blooms at Viva Naughton and Kemmerer City

Postby one8sevenn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:18 am

From the Lincoln County Public Health Facebook Page

Please be advised that Kemmerer Reservoir & Lake Viva Naughton contain toxic algae blooms and should be avoided.

Please refer to this link that was posted on this page yesterday: http://deq.wyoming.gov/…/nu…/resources/harmful-algal-blooms/ to learn more about algal blooms. Public Health does not conduct water testing and all questions regarding the Kemmerer/Diamondville water supply in relation to the algae in the Kemmerer Reservoir & Lake Viva Naughton should be directed to the local Town Hall or to the Water Department. Please call (307) 877-2261 or (307) 828-4275 for water related information. Testing will continue until levels return to normal then the advisory will be lifted.

People or animals exposed to cyanotoxins through direct skin contact or inhalation may experience the following symptoms:
• Skin irritation
• Eye irritation
• Nose irritation
• Throat irritation
• Respiratory irritation

People who ingest cyanotoxins may experience the following symptoms:
• Abdominal pain
• Headache
• Neurological symptoms
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Liver damage
• Kidney damage

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your doctor.

• Avoid contact with the water in areas where algae form scums.
• Do not drink the water; boiling, filtration and/or chlorination will not make the water safe.
• Caution should be taken when eating fish as health effects remain unknown. Rinse fish with clean water and eat only the fillet portion.
• Do not breathe water spray in areas of the bloom.
Keep pets and livestock away from the water. Do not allow animals to drink the water, eat dried algae, or groom themselves after playing in the water.

Keep your dogs safe
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