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Another Toxic Algae Test For Oliver Lake

Test Determines That Normal Activities Can Resume At Lake

Editor's Note: The Oliver Lake health alert expired Aug. 6 after this story was published. The water tested safe for swimming and water skiing.

On Friday, July 31, the South Platte Natural Resources District notified by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy that the water sample for Oliver Reservoir meets or exceeds the threshold of the toxin, Microcystin, which is associated with the presence of harmful algal blooms.

Oliver Reservoir will remain on Health Alert until a new sample tests below 8 parts-per-billion. Samples are taken weekly.

When a health alert is issued, signs are po...