By Mark Kanz
Right on schedule, the first blue-green algae bloom of the season has been reported near Dyckesville on Green Bay. DNR Eastern District Water Resource Supervisor Rob McLennan says recent rain storms have washed nutrients into the bay. Once the hot sun hits the enriched water, it provides an environment for algae growth.
McLennan says you need to get medical assistance if you experience any of those symptoms. He advises keeping your pets out of the water also if you are near an algae bloom. He says these outbreaks will come and go as conditions change until early fall.