LE Ray Park temporarily closes due to lake algae

LE Ray is temporarily closed due to toxic algae.
LE Ray is temporarily closed due to toxic algae.(KSNB)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 9:21 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Parks and Recreation Department has temporarily closed LE Ray Park and dog park after recently detecting an abundance of lake algae.

Algae is a common natural occurrence found seasonally in area ponds and lakes.

Parks and Rec temporarily closed LE Ray as a safety precaution primarily because the lake is a popular destination for dogs and their owners.

Dogs and humans can become sick or die from ingesting toxic amounts of some types of algae.

The city is consulting with a biologist from Nebraska Game and Parks to evaluate the bloom and will reopen LE Ray as soon as conditions allow.

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