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WARNING: Blue-green algae found in Okla. lakes again


A warning for anyone headed to a lake, dangerous algae has been found once again in several Oklahoma lakes.

The warning came after elevated levels of blue-green algae cell counts were found at Lake Eufaula, Fort Gibson Lake, Fort Cobb Reservoir and Lake Tenkiller.

The Oklahoma Tourism Department posted advisories telling visitors to avoid contact with the water until a toxicity test can be completed.

The toxins produced by blue-green algae may cause a variety of reactions, most commonly upper respiratory problems, eye irritation, vomiting and diarrhea.

They urge caution when boating, waterskiing, swimming and fishing on those lakes.