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UPDATE (10/18/2019): VDH Information -http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2019-news-releases/.
Harmful Algae Bloom advisory issued for Upper and Middle Pamunkey (Including Terry's Run) as well as Middle and Lower North Anna Branches - Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa, and Spotsylvania Counties. The public is advised to avoid water contact within locations of the Lake until algae concentrations return to acceptable levels. Routine monitoring occurs monthly above Route 208 on Lake Anna. Test results indicate samples collected July 10 at sites within these areas contained potentially harmful algae (cyanobacteria) which exceed safe swimming levels. People and pets are advised to avoid swimming, windsurfing and stand-up-paddle-boarding as well as other activities which pose a risk of ingesting water or exposure to skin. Advisory signs will be posted in areas of the lake.
Swimming advisories have been issued for the following areas of the lake:
North Anna Branch
Advisory signs will be posted at the following locations:
Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has additional information in their Press Release, HAB Report, and at SwimHealthyVA.com as well. Regular updates will be posted on the VDH HAB surveillance map.