FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 18, 2017) – The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) have reduced the harmful algal bloom (HAB) recreational public health warning for Boltz Lake to the “watch” level. The lake is located in Grant County, Ky. near Dry Ridge.
A Recreational Public Health Watch means algal toxins present are at elevated levels. Swimming, wading, and water activities that create spray are not recommended because water ingested during recreational activities in this lake may increase the risk of gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Skin, eye and throat irritation and/or breathing difficulties may also occur after contact.
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