Cyanobacteria alert issued for Blackey Cove in Lake Winnipesaukee

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MOULTONBOROUGH –– The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Healthy Swimming Program issued a cyanobacteria alert today for parts of Lake Winnipesaukee, specifically targeting Blackey Cove.

The alert comes as a result of material being moved downstream from the outlet of Lake Kanasataka.

That lake has been under a cyanobacteria advisory for much of the summer.

With this alert, the NHDES aims to caution residents and visitors about the potential health risks associated with exposure to the harmful bacteria.

The NHDES advises that areas under this alert should be avoided for swimming, wading or other water-related activities by both humans and pets.

Exposure to cyanobacteria can lead to a range of health problems, from skin irritation to more severe illnesses if ingested.

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