No-contact advisory in place for lake in Providence

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management advised people to stay away from a lake in Providence.

RIDOH and the DEM announced Friday that Elm Lake in Roger Williams Park has blue-green algae blooms.

“Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including microcystins, that can harm humans and animals,” read in a statement.

People should not ingest water or eat fish from the lake. All recreational water activities like fishing, boating, and kayaking should be avoided.

For more information visit their website.

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