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The Kitsap Public Health District issued a cyanobacteria warning for Kitsap Lake on March 20, 2018. The public should to avoid all contact with Kitsap Lake due the presence of toxin-producing cyanobacteria – also known as blue-green algae.
Because toxic cyanobacteria can make people sick, and can kill pets, fish, waterfowl and livestock, the public is advised to:
No illnesses have been reported to Kitsap Public Health at this time. Warning signs are posted at public-access areas and roadsides around the lake. Residents who live near lakes or people visiting the lake are encouraged to look for cyanobacteria blooms and contact Kitsap Public Health at 360-728-2235 when blooms are observed.
For more information, please visit Kitsap Public Health District's Water Contact & Shellfish Pollution Advisories webpage.