INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is reporting large growths of Blue-Green Algae in the waters at several state parks and reservoirs.
The algae produce toxins that can cause rashes, skin, and eye irritation, stomach aches, and tingling fingers and toes.
While this can be a problem for people, pets are not exempt.
State officials say two dogs died and two others got sick after swimming in a cove at Salamonie Lake.
Ginger Murphy with the DNR says, “We really want to make people aware that they need to be cautious and when they get out of the water they take a good soap shower, and get water cleaned off."
If you swim in those areas you should obviously avoid drinking the water.
Besides Salamonie Lake, the DNR is warning people about algae at Brookville, Raccoon Lake, and Wooster Lake at Potato Creek.
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