Health Hazard for Swimmers, Dogs
4:21 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Blue-Green Algae Found in Pelican Lake

The DNR has confirmed the presence of blue-­green algae located in Pelican Lake in eastern Oneida County. 

The presence of blue-green algae has been confirmed in Pelican Lake.
The presence of blue-green algae has been confirmed in Pelican Lake.
Credit Mark Miller / http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pelican_Lake_Fishing_7-3-2009.jpg
 The algae appears in late summer and can be a health hazard for humans and animals. Oneida County Registered Sanitarian Jody McKinney talked with Ken Krall about the problem. 

McKinney says seek immediate medical help from a doctor or veterinarian if people or pets are exposed to blue­green algae.