BLUE GREEN ALGAE ADVISORY
Due to the extreme drought conditions, the City of Nevada Parks Department is advising individuals and their pets to avoid coming into contact with the water at Radio Springs Lake. The high heat and lack of rain have provided an environment that could promote an undesirable ratio of blue-green algae.
While there are over a hundred strains of these algae, the Parks Department has been advised by the Missouri Department of Conservation that certain strains could produce toxins causing adverse health conditions. While the threat does not warrant closure of the park, people are advised to remain cautious.
The Parks Department and state officials have begun water sampling and analysis to identify possible risk factors. Until results are available the Parks Department is asking individuals and their pets to avoid activities in or near the water.