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Toxic Algae Caution Advisory Issued for Silver Lake

On Sept. 6, we issued a toxic algae caution advisory for Silver Lake, which is just west of Highway 7 and about 5 miles northwest of Eatonville. You should avoid areas of the lake where you see algae because they can pose health concerns for you and your pets. Signs are at the lake to let you know about the advisory.

When you see algae, don’t swim, wade, waterski, or fish. Keep in mind as wind direction changes, the algae could move elsewhere in the lake. When in doubt, stay out!

We will inspect the lake again next week. If the bloom is no longer there, we will leave the advisory in place for 2 weeks out of an abundance of caution. Find our list of current surface water advisories at www.tpchd.org/advisories.

What are toxic algae?

Toxic algae, also known as cyanobacteria, occur naturally in lakes and ponds. They can produce toxins that make people, pets, and animals sick. Read our brochure to learn more about toxic algae.