Toxic Creature Is Still In Lake Burien, Only Now It’s Nearly 45% Stronger


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Looks like the Creature from the B-Town Lagoon continues to hang (or should we say swim) around – Miller/Walker Creek Steward Dennis Clark reports that the most recent tests of Lake Burien shows a 45% increase in the level of toxic algae.

This most recent test, conducted Wednesday, Oct. 13th at the south shoreline of the lake, showed results of 815 micrograms per liter of toxic algae. The previous test, done the week before, showed a reading of 563 micrograms per liter. This is a 45% increase, and far above the 6 micrograms per lieter state-recommended caution level.

Residents are advised to keep dogs and small children out of the lake as a precaution.

According to Clark:

The lake is still producing toxic algae and residents should continue following previously recommended steps to avoid ingesting algae (download here, PDF file).

Dogs and small children should be kept out of the lake to minimize risk to their health.

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