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Payson Lakes Recreational Monitoring

Updates

Box Lake:
Health Watch

Be cautious when swimming, boating is OK, eating fish is OK.

July 10, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

BE CAREFUL: Visible signs of a harmful algal bloom are present at Box Lake. Algae in the water may be producing dangerous toxins.

If you visit Box Lake we recommend:

McClellan Lake:
Health Watch

Be cautious when swimming, boating is OK, eating fish is OK.

July 10, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

BE CAREFUL: Sampling results confirmed the presence of harmful algae mats at McClellan Lake. Brown and green mats were observed accumulating along the shoreline. These mats may be producing toxins that can hurt humans and animals.

If you visit McClellan Lake, we recommend:

Big East Lake:
Health Watch

Be cautious when swimming, boating is OK, eating fish is OK.

July 10, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

BE CAREFUL: Visible signs of a harmful algal bloom are present at Big East Lake. Algae in the water may be producing dangerous toxins.

If you visit Big East Lake we recommend:


Box Lake:
Health Watch

Be cautious when swimming, boating is OK, eating fish is OK.

June 27, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

BE CAREFUL: Visible signs of a harmful algal bloom are present at Box Lake. Algae in the water may be producing dangerous toxins.

If you visit Box Lake we recommend:

McClellan Lake:
Health Watch

Be cautious when swimming, boating is OK, eating fish is OK.

June 19, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

BE CAREFUL: Sampling results confirmed the presence of harmful algae mats at McClellan Lake. Brown and green mats were observed accumulating along the shoreline. These mats may be producing toxins that can hurt humans and animals.

If you visit McClellan Lake, we recommend:

Big East Lake:
Looks Good

ICONS: No advisories have been issued. Swimming, boating, and eating fish is OK.

June 19, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

GOOD NEWS: Our monitoring team did not see any visible signs of a harmful algal bloom at Big East Lake.


McClellan Lake:
Health Watch

Be cautious when swimming, boating is OK, eating fish is OK.

June 19, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

BE CAREFUL: Sampling results confirmed the presence of harmful algae mats at McClellan Lake. Brown and green mats were observed accumulating along the shoreline. These mats may be producing toxins that can hurt humans and animals.

If you visit McClellan Lake, we recommend:

Box Lake & Big East Lake:
Looks Good

ICONS: No advisories have been issued. Swimming, boating, and eating fish is OK.

June 19, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

K, but be careful: Sampling results indicated low amounts of harmful algae were present in Box Lake. Know how to recognize a harmful algal bloom and avoid playing or swimming in areas of visible algae.

GOOD NEWS: No harmful algae was observed at Big East Lake.


Box Lake:
Health Watch

Be cautious when swimming, boating is OK, eating fish is OK.

June 17, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

BE CAREFUL: Our monitoring team saw visible signs of a harmful algal bloom at Box Lake. There could be algae in the water producing dangerous toxins. We collected samples and results are pending. Check back here for updates.

In the meantime we recommend:

Big East Lake & McClellan Lake:
Looks Good

ICONS: No advisories have been issued. Swimming, boating, and eating fish is OK.

June 17, 2024: Harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring update

OK, but be careful: Our monitoring team did not see any visible signs of a harmful algal bloom. However, harmful algae mats may be present at McClellan Lake. Learn more about harmful algal blooms and know how to recognize harmful algae mats. Dogs and children should be kept away from algae mats!

Site visited: By East Lake at NW picnic area, Box Lake near center

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