Departments lift algae advisory at Turner Reservoir in East Providence

Recent testing by DOH, DEM shows levels are back to acceptable levels

Posted 7/21/22

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced Thursday afternoon, July 21, the lifting of the safety warning at the Turner …

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Departments lift algae advisory at Turner Reservoir in East Providence

Recent testing by DOH, DEM shows levels are back to acceptable levels

Posted

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced Thursday afternoon, July 21, the lifting of the safety warning at the Turner Reservoir.

An advisory was issued earlier this summer by the departments alerting residents of a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals.

Recent consecutive surveys and sample analyses from the reservoir in East Providenceconfirmed that blue-green algae has been at acceptably low levels and that cyanotoxin is not present in detectable concentrations. These findings meet state guidelines to support lifting the advisory.

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