By Tim Leeds 

Harmful algal bloom warning issued for Beaver Creek Reservoir


Last updated 9/6/2022 at 12:01pm

Havre Daily News/Tim Leeds

Blue algea floats near the shore on top of Beaver Creek Reservoir Saturday.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued an update Friday on caution advisories on harmful algal blooms that included Beaver Creek Reservoir on the north end of Beaver Creek Park about 8 miles south of Havre.

People are warned to use caution at the reservoir to avoid exposure to potential harmful algal blooms and to keep pets out of the areas where they see algae.

Harmful algal blooms, commonly called blue-green algae, can potentially be harmful to both people and animals, she added.

The blooms are created by accumulations of cyanobacteria and can create toxins. If the toxins...

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