Grand Island dog park to reopen after testing comes back negative
Large dog area closed as precaution after concern of blue green algae
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The City of Grand Island is taking precautions by testing a Grand Island dog park following the death of a dog who had visited the area.
Grand Island Parks and Recreation Director Todd McCoy said they were notified Monday night that a dog owner had visited L.E. Ray Park with their two dogs. Later, one of those dogs died and the symptoms resembled what could be blue green algae.
Parks and Rec decided to take the necessary precaution to shut down the large dog area where animals have access to the water.
The Central District Health Department tested the water Tuesday morning and had the results by Wednesday evening.
McCoy told Local4 that that the testing came back and there was no concern of blue green algae in the water. He said they did find some algae in the water but nothing to the level that would raise a concern.
He said they will likely reopen the area Thursday morning.
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