Dee Duren, NewsOn6.com
TULSA, Oklahoma -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District has updated blue green algae information for Green Country lakes. There are several beach areas where contact with the water is prohibited.
Swimming and other water activities are prohibited at:
A blue green algae advisory is in effect for all areas of Eufaula, Keystone, and Fort Gibson lakes that are not already under warning or closure. During an advisory, water contact is discouraged.
All of Tenkiller Lake in under advisory due to the presence of blue green algae.
Several cases of illness possibly related to blue green algae exposure have been reported at the Tulsa District lakes with confirmed algae presence, some in areas where water sampling has not been performed, the news release states.
The Corps of Engineers offers the following advice to avoid illness from blue green algae exposure:
If you or your pet experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, eye irritation, respiratory symptoms or other unexplained illness, call your doctor or veterinarian.
Blue green algae is very toxic to dogs.
If you suspect you may have illnesses related to exposure to blue-green algae you can report your exposure to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Epidemiology Division at 1-405-271-4060.