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Toxic bloom makes Scootney Reservoir possibly deadly


EPHRATA, Washington - The Bureau of Reclamation is alerting users of Scooteney Park recreation area, located 36 miles south of Moses Lake on Highway 17, that the Benton Franklin Health District has identified a toxic algae bloom on Scooteney Reservoir.

The Health District is warning that current algae levels are not safe for humans or animals and could be deadly. Warning signs stating that all people and pets remain out of the water have been posted around the reservoir.

Scooteney Park campgrounds and recreation area remains open, as do boating opportunities on the reservoir

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