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VT Health Advisory - (Blue-Green Algae)


With the warm weather approaching, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms may start popping up in bodies of water your town. Cyanobacteria are a health concern because when people come in contact with them, they could become ill. Under certain circumstances, some blooms can produce toxins

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are common in Lake Champlain and other Vermont waters. Some types of cyanobacteria can release natural toxins or poisons (called cyanotoxins) into the water.

If you think you see Cyanobacteria, please contact Town Hall, Town Administrator at: town.administrator@townofpownal.org 802-823-0116 ext. 110



Michael Walker, Town Administrator


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