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Department of Water Resources reduces warning advisory at Pyramid Lake

Posted at 8:31 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 13:21:55-04

The Department of Water Resources has reduced a warning advisory at Pyramid Lake in LA County. It had been in effect since July 26th.

The department lowered the advisory level to caution after detecting a reduced amount of toxins produced by freshwater bacteria. All beaches are at a lakewide caution. DWR urges all recreational users to exercise caution and avoid direct contact with blue-green algae.

Exposure to toxic blue-green algae can cause eye irritation, allergic skin rash, mouth ulcers, vomiting, and cold and flu-like symptoms.