The Captain Cook Memorial Jet will start operating again when the blue-green algae
have reduced to safe levels.
Liverpool City Council apologises for any inconvenience, however, as blue-green algae
can cause a health risk we have no other recourse that to stop all activity on the lake including fishing until otherwise advised.
John Ferry, manager of the Middlesbrough beauty spot, said: "While blue-green algae
is common in rivers, lakes and ponds at this time of year we would advise people to take precautions by keeping out of the water and making sure their children and pets do not have contact with the water.
An Environment Agency Wales spokesman said: "The build up of blue-green algae
is a natural occurrence during warm conditions in inland waters, estuaries and seas and cannot be removed or treated.
Dead fish and toxic blue-green algae
have been found in a pond at the Meiros Valley Estate, Meiros Valley, Llanharan PICTURE : Liz Pearce [umlaut]
For local information about water quality or blue-green algae
sampling, contact EWEB at 541-685-7471.
Warning signs will be positioned at major recreational areas around Lnecoorie Reservoir and will remain in place while high levels of blue-green algae
Dwer Cymru said: "The blue-green algae
currently visible at Llyn Cefni is an annual occurrence and poses no threat to the quality of the drinking water in the area.
The problem results from a bloom of blue-green algae
called ``anaebena'' in one of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's reservoirs north of Los Angeles, which produces a nontoxic, odorous compound known as geosmin.
Among the toxic blue-green algae
, Microcystis is the most common genera producing microcystins, a group of toxins with strong hepatotoxicity (1,2).
Tests have confirmed the presence of "very high levels" of toxins produced by blue-green algae
, the state said Monday.
If the level of blue-green algae
increases, there is a possibility the lakes may have to be closed.
Certain forms of blue-green algae
- cyanobacteria - can produce toxins which can kill domestic pets, and cause rashes after skin contact with humans, and illnesses if swallowed.
DWP officials apologized for the inconvenience but assured customers that their drinking water poses no health risk, despite an unpleasant odor and taste caused by the growth of blue-green algae
in the State Water Project's Castaic Lake.
Grant Douglas of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation held the first trial of a method for reducing blooms of toxic blue-green algae