UPDATED: Blue-Green Algae Health Warning Issued For Lake Cochituate

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Updated on July 15

WAYLAND – The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) issued a health warning about cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) cells in North Pond of Lake Cochituate at the Wayland Town Beach. Cyanobacteria was also observed by DCR staff at Middle Pond and South Pond of Lake Cochituate, according to the Wayland Health Department.

Middle, North, & South Ponds of Lake Cochituate all had blooms.

Lake Saxonville Beach was closed due to e coli bacteria on Tuesday.

The beach is now closed for the algae, as of today, July 15. No swimming allowed.

The health advisory is to warn individuals against contact with the water as it is unsafe for people and pets.

The Wayland Recreation Department has closed the swimming areas of Lake Cochituate including the Wayland Town beach until further notice.

When the algae is present, the water is

Unsafe for People and Pets
Do not swim.
Do not swallow water.
Keep animals away.
Rinse off after contact with water.

Additional info on algae can be found at: www.mass.gov/dph/algae

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