Recreational Public Health Advisory Removed from Briggs Lake

Test results below advisory levels for
Harmful Algal Bloom

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has removed the recreational public health advisory for Briggs Lake near Russellville. Results from recent water samples at the lake are below the recreational advisory threshold for microcystin toxins.

The advisory was issued Sept. 26 when sample results from the lake indicated the presence of toxin-producing algal blooms. Since that time, testing has occurred to monitor microcystin levels. Although the advisory is being removed, there are always risks associated with recreating in natural waters, especially with the incidental ingestion of water. Avoid contact with waters that have visible algal blooms.

For additional information about harmful algal blooms in Kentucky, please visit the Division of Water’s HAB webpage here.

To see current HAB advisories in Kentucky, please access the Division of Water’s HAB Viewer at http://watermaps.ky.gov/HABs.

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