The DNR has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae located in Pelican Lake in eastern Oneida County. 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.
Six county lake associations are meeting on Friday in Rhinelander.
It’s a meeting that happens every other year…so groups can share ideas about protecting shorelines and waters.
Bob Martini is President of Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association. He says counties face very different situations depending on how protective shoreline ordinances are. But some issues are shared.