Blue-green algae risk advisory at Shubie Park beach lifted

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A medium-density bloom of blue-green algae is shown near the shoreline of a lake in Nova Scotia in this file photo.  (N.S. Department of Environment and Climate Change - image credit)
A medium-density bloom of blue-green algae is shown near the shoreline of a lake in Nova Scotia in this file photo. (N.S. Department of Environment and Climate Change - image credit)

A risk advisory for blue-green algae blooms at Shubie Park beach in Dartmouth was lifted Wednesday.

The beach on Lake Micmac is a popular off-leash dog area.

The risk advisory was put in place July 15 as the Halifax Regional Municipality investigated possible toxin-producing algae.

Risk advisories are issued when an algae bloom is observed. Testing is done to determine whether the algae bloom is releasing toxins, according to a news release from the municipality on Wednesday.

Lake users were previously advised to avoid water contact, keep pets away from the water and to avoid consuming fish or water from the lake.

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