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Health Alert Remains in Effect at Harlan County Reservoir

LINCOLN – A health advisory remains in effect at Harlan County Reservoir in Harlan County after high levels of toxic blue-green algae were detected earlier this week.

The elevated algae levels at Harlan County Reservoir were detected during testing by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. This is the second week a health alert has been in place at the reservoir.

Visitors to Harlan County Reservoir should avoid full body contact activities such as swimming, wading, skiing, jet skiing, etc. Non-contact activities such as boating, fishing and camping are OK.

The lake will be tested weekly through the summer months, and the health advisory will be lifted if the algae levels return to normal.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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