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Blue-green algae identified in Beaver Kreek

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has recently become aware of blue-green algae in Beaver Kreek. Please note that this does not affect drinking water.
To avoid the danger of microcystins, people and pets should avoid contact with water that is discolored, has scum on the surface, and omits an odor. If contact does occur, wash with soap and water or rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove algae. This is especially important for dogs and other pets because they may lick the algae off their fur to clean themselves.
More information on blue-green algae from the Iowa Department of Public Health can be on found online or by calling 515-281-8707. City of North Liberty Stormwater Coordinator Mike Wolfe can also be reached at mwolfe@northlibertyiowa.org.