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Officials warn of harmful algae blooms in Lake Oroville

Officials are warning those using Lake Oroville that there are harmful algae blooms at the Middle Fork.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 10:02 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2019 10:02 PM

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but a warning today for anyone using lake oroville. there are harmful algae blooms at the middle fork. action news now's stephanie lin is live there for us& and stephanie we understand people are still heading to the lake despite the warning? ### lauren, alan, that's absolutely right and as you're about to learn, not a single person we spoke with knew about the warning. jenni quadros: we have not heard about it at all scott webber: i did not. jim blaser: did you know about the caution advisory about the algae? i did not. up and down lake oroville, we spoke with people who said they did not know about the caution advisory for dangerous algae blooms. saul diaz: i'm probably going to stay out of the water. i'm not planning to get sick any time now. nats water standup: i've pulled some water out of the lake into this container. the state water board says it's the microbes in this water that combined with high temperatures that can cause harmful algae blooms. jenni quadros: i'm just really glad you guys are bringing this to our attention. children and dogs are most likely to be affected because of their smaller body size and tendency to stay in the water longer. symptoms include eye irritation, skin rash, and vomiting. pets might show difficulty breathing, muscle twitching and sometimes - death. jenni quadros: if we have any issues with our skin, nasal passage, we might need to go to the doctor and have it checked out. scott webber: try to keep our mouths shut when we are swimming. the state board advises everyone avoid algae and scum in the water. do not drink the water or use it for cooking. if you catch fish, throw away the guts and clean the fillets with tap or bottled water before you eat it. saul diaz: makes me feel unsafe. i didn't know there was a cautionary out. or you can simply stay out of the water. a difficult thing to do in this summer heat& but perhaps the safest option. no word yet on when the board will lift the advisory but i have reached out to the parks department and bring those new developments to you. live at lake oroville, stephanie lin, action news now. another caution advisory for algae blooms went into effect at the thermolito afterbay last week. that advisory is
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