Labor Day lake water warning

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Officials want to remind Oklahomans this Labor Day weekend to take care where they boat and swim to avoid sickness or infections. 

The Department of Environmental Quality is asking everyone to pay close attention to water quality in lakes and streams and avoid areas where algae has collected.

If blue-green algae is reported, signs will be posted at swimming areas.

Also, hold your nose or use nose plugs when jumping into lake water.

Water temperatures are high enough in some areas where a certain amoeba could be present that can be deadly if it gets into the sinus cavity.

Health officials said it’s important to shower after swimming in Oklahoma lakes and rivers.   

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