Lake Okabena water samples test negative for microcystin toxin

Samples collected from two areas of the lake on Monday.

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WORTHINGTON — Testing of Lake Okabena water samples earlier this week at Seventh Avenue and Lake Street, as well as at the Centennial Park beach showed no presence of microcystin toxins, according to Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District Administrator Dan Livdahl.

On Monday, there was a floating algae bloom at the Seventh Avenue and Lake Street area, while the beach was clear of floating algae. During the first week of August, three samples taken from Sailboard Beach tested positive for the toxin, which can be fatal to dogs.

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