Blue-Green Algae found on Lake of the Arbuckles

SULPHUR, OK - Another Texoma lake has tested positive for Blue-Green Algae. This time in Murray County.

The Chickasaw National Recreation Area has confirmed a small amount of Blue-Green Algae was found inside a remote cove on the Lake of Arbuckles.

Park rangers said the Department of Environmental Quality is continuing to monitor the situation, but said there are no signs that the algae has spread to other areas of the lake.

Park rangers said they don't expect to close any portions of the lake.

"We just want people to be aware that it may be present in the park and if you see anything that looks blue or green just to avoid contact with it," Park Ranger Dan Winings said.

Park rangers said since Blue-Green Algae can produce toxins, they recommend showering after swimming in the Lake of Arbuckles.


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  • by algae lover on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    Quick! Call the Grayson County Blue Green Algae expert task force! They will test the effect of the algae on the local businesses to see if anyone has lost a penny because of this health risk. Because we all know that a business on the lake is much more important than our children's health. Now, if any of you scaredy-cats still don't want to let your kids swim in the beautiful blue-green waters of Texoma or Lake of the Arbuckles, they can always go to the GC Commisioner's, or Judge Bynum's houses and let them swim with their children in their algae-free pools.
  • by sherry Location: texas on Jul 25, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    the so called alge is a fantsy word for FUNGAS,why cant they just say what it really is oh by the way fungas in the body can cause alot of long term health problems and over time can kill you ,check it out at knowthecause.com,if you dont believe it drink up the water,were do you think the drinking water comes from? and they dont filter it out.but they lie and say oh it wont hurt you go ahead and drink it,huh what a lie
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