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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Jane Mountjoy-Venning, Environmental Health, (360)867-2643, or email at venninj@co.thurston.wa.us 
Jennifer Burbidge, City of Lacey Parks & Recreation at (360) 491-0857 or

Toxic Algae Advisory for Long Lake Lifted
Lake samples are below the level of concern

​OLYMPIA – Thurston County Health Department has lifted the toxic blue-green algae advisory for Long Lake in Lacey. The most recent samples show microcystin algae toxin levels at or below .5 micrograms per liter of water, below the state standard level of public health concern of six micrograms per liter.

The City of Lacey has re-opened the Long Lake Park beach and swimming area, following the Friday, August 18 closure after the water samples detected a microcystin algae toxin level of 21 micrograms per liter of water.

Algae blooms during the summer and fall months are common. If you see an algae bloom please contact the Health Department for further testing at 360-867-2626. You can learn more about swimming advisories in Thurston County and sign up to receive toxic algae bloom email alerts on the Swimming in Thurston County webpage at: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/swimming_index.html


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3