Visual evidence provided by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) indicate the presence of a cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom in the Middle Pond of Lake Cochituate. This advisory does not apply to North and South Ponds at this time. Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) will continue to monitor bloom conditions in coordination with DCR.
Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) can cause illness in people and pets. Residents are advised to avoid contact with affected water. Residents are also advised to prevent pets from coming into contact with affected water.
Signs have been posted at lake access points with advisory information. For more information, please visit the following page: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/harmful-algae-blooms-in-freshwater-bodies#what-are-the-possible-health-effects-associated-with-cyanobacteria?-