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Sunday, October 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Health advisories lifted for Hayden, Avondale lakes

Health advisories related to blue-green algae outbreaks in Hayden Lake and Avondale Lake have been lifted, and the water in both lakes is again safe for fishing, swimming and domestic use.

The advisories were issued last summer for part of Hayden Lake and Avondale Lake by the Panhandle Health District and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. High concentrations of blue-green algae can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and animals.

People should continue to avoid any floating surface scum and contact DEQ at (208) 769-1422 to report any concerns, health officials said.

Fernan Lake remains under a blue-green algae health advisory. People recreating there should avoid swallowing or inhaling water, or having direct contact with water containing visible algae.

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