October 31, 2023: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update
Recreational monitoring has ended for the season. Monitoring will resume in summer 2024. Waterborne pathogens may still arise at this waterbody. Know what to look for and check before recreating.
October 11, 2023: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update
BE CAREFUL: A harmful algal bloom has been reported at Lower Bowns Reservoir. Algae in the water may be producing dangerous toxins that can make humans and animals sick.
If you visit Lower Bowns Reservoir we recommend:
- Do not swim or water ski in areas of algae
- Avoid areas of algae when boating
- Clean fish well and discard guts
- Keep animals away
- Don’t drink the water
- Know how to recognize a harmful algal bloom