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Beaver Lake 2016 074 | by MN Pollution Control Agency
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Beaver Lake 2016 074

In August 2016, the MPCA investigated what was thought to be a sewage spill in Steele County's Beaver Lake. Residents reported brown residue on the lake and a strong odor. However, MPCA testing revealed the sludge and odor came from growth of toxic algae blooms, which can sicken people and even be fatal to pets. Learn more: www.pca.state.mn.us/zihy141d

 

Beaver Lake is part of the Cannon River watershed. Learn more: www.pca.state.mn.us/water/watersheds/cannon-river

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Taken on August 11, 2016