Health Alert at Three NNRD Lakes

Health Alert at Three NNRD Lakes

Kirkman's Cove and Iron Horse Trail Lake join Wirth Brothers Lake this week on health alert due to high levels of toxic, blue-green algae again this week. Samples taken Monday, September 13, 2021, confirmed the high readings at each lake.

Always be aware that levels can change daily, but we only test once a week. So stay away from any water that has a bright green, slimy coating; and if you encounter it, rinse skin immediately and thoroughly and keep pets and children from swallowing the water. All three lakes will remain on health alert for at least a week or until levels come back down below allowable limits.

Remember you can check for weekly test results on the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy's website. Tests are normally taken on Mondays, and results are usually posted by Friday.