Conditions Conducive to Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes

Oakland County Health Division has issued a public health advisory that harmful algal blooms (HABs) may be present in lakes because of recent weather conditions. People and pets should exercise caution and avoid direct contact with water that appears scummy, looks like spilled paint, or has a green sheen to it. The scum may contain flecks, foam, or clumps. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has notified the Health Division that it has identified HABs in White Lake … [Read more...]