Blue Green Algae Blooms

Levels of blue-green algae may be high during summer in some local lakes and reservoirs. Avoid coming into direct contact with the algae or swallowing lake water. Keep a close eye on pets or small children, who may ingest water containing toxins produced by these algae.

Exposure to blue-green algae during swimming, wading, and water-skiing can lead to rashes, skin, eye irritation, and effects such as nausea, stomach aches, and tingling in fingers and toes. After you swim, wade or ski, be sure to shower with warm soapy water.

Resources

Current alerts

Updated August 14, 2017. Call property for latest conditions.

  • Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon State Recreation Area): Advisory
  • Chain O' Lakes State Park: Advisory
  • Hardy Lake: Advisory
  • Mississinewa Lake: Advisory
  • Monroe Lake (Paynetown State Recreation Area): Advisory
  • Potato Creek State Park: Advisory
  • Salamonie Lake: Advisory
  • Whitewater Memorial State Park: Advisory

What Alerts Mean

Low Risk: Don't drink the water. Shower After you swim. Indicated with blue diamond on sign.

Advisory: Swimming and boating permitted. Avoid contact with algae. Avoid swallowing water while swimming. Take a bath or shower with warm soapy water after coming in contact with lake water. Do no use lake water for cooking or bathing. Do not allow your pets to swim or drink water where algae are present. Indicated with yellow diamond on sign.

Caution: Follow all advisory level precautions. Children and those with compromised immune systems should not swim. Indicated with orange diamond on sign.

Closed: Algae and toxin levels make beach currently unsafe for swimming. Indicated with red diamond on sign.