If you are off to Moonshine Lake this weekend, be aware that there is blue-green algae in the water. The full advisory is here, in the Herald Tribune.
Wow! Not even a swim. I’ve dipped my legs into that lake, but it was long enough ago that I know it obviously didn’t have a blue-green algae problem at that time. (I’m still alive and I didn’t get sick.) I sure wouldn’t tempt fate with the present conditions though. That’s scary stuff. I hope they have it posted at the lake. I’m sure they must. Wonder if the fish are affected (if there are any in that lake).
Yes, the lake is stocked. The article says just to be careful not to eat too much fish just now. Apparently the blue-green algae makes it to the liver but does not stay in the flesh. Thorough washing (with blue-green algae free water) is obviously a smart idea. But cooking has no effect on the toxin.
Best to eat chicken for a while instead.
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