RIDOH warns of blue-green algae at Upper J.J. Curran Reservoir

A file photo of blue-green algae. (MGN Images)

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising swimmers to avoid contact with the Upper J.J. Curran Reservoir in Cranston due to blue-green algae blooms.

The department said blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals.

Residents are advised to not ingest the water, at fish from the ponds, swim, kayak or boat while the advisory is effect.

For more information on blue-green algae and the latest advisories, visit the Rhode Island Department of Health webpage.

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