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Online check for toxic algae


Lakes, rivers and Puget Sound are experiencing more intense and widespread algae blooms this summer and scientists believe warm water due to the state’s drought is partly to blame.

The Washington Department of Ecology and other agencies are currently monitoring algae concentrations in both fresh and marine waters.

Go to: to learn about specific lakes. Rowland Lake and Horsethief Lake are tested in Klickitat County. Neither was positive in recent tests.


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