4:27pm

Fri October 18, 2013
Environmental Watchdog

Four Kentucky Lakes with High Bacteria Levels

Credit Richmond.ky.us

Officials with the Kentucky Division of Water say harmful algal blooms are found at four central Kentucky lakes.  The elevated bacteria levels were detected in Madison County’s Lake Reba, Beaver Lake in Anderson County, Shelby County’s Guist Creek Lake, and Willisburg Lake in Washington County.  Harmful algal blooms produce toxins which may be hazardous to animals and humans. 

 Symptoms of exposure may include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, skin, eye, or throat irritation or breathing difficulties.