Environment Agency confirms blue-green algae at Milton Country Park
The presence of blue-green algae at Milton Country Park has been confirmed by the Environment Agency.
Park management have suspended all water activities until further notice following confirmation that blue-green algae has been found in Todd’s Pit Lake.
Blue-green algae can be toxic, and people are warned not to enter the water or allow their dogs in the lake or near the water margins.
Its toxins can kill wild animals and domestic pets. In humans, they can cause rashes after skin contact and illnesses if swallowed. Dogs exposed to toxic blue-green algae can become very ill, very quickly.
Dickerson’s Lake is unaffected and you may still allow your dogs to swim in this lake. Fishing can continue for members on Dickerson’s Lake, Deep Pool and Hall’s Pool only.
A statement from the park’s management team said: “Those who are due to take part in a water activity in the next month or so will be hearing from us and refunds given in due course. Please bear with us as we are dealing with a high level of communications around this.
“Blue-green algae is a natural occurrence which can last for weeks or even months and so it is hard to predict how long this situation will continue for. We will be carrying out further tests and will keep the public informed on progress.”