Limit or avoid contact with the Eel River water.A "BLOOM" OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE EXISTS IN THE SOUTH FORK OF THE EEL RIVER. STAGNANT, WARM WATER IS THE CAUSE.
Presence of blue-green algae in the Eel River during the summer and fall season can result in buildup of toxins in the water to danerous levels. If ingested, the toxin can result in illness; contact with skin can cause a rash; ingestion can be fatal to dogs.DO NOT SWIM OR WADE in water containing visible amounts of algae. DO NOT CONSUME OR HANDLE THE ALGAE OR INGEST THE RIVER WATER. Supervise children at all times.
PET OWNERS ARE ADVISED TO
For more information, contact the Humboldt County Public Health Branch - Environmental Health Division.