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Cyanobacteria update 9-17-18


Pet Advisory:

Hathaway

Hinckley

Schoolhouse Pond

Shubael Pond


Warning:

Long Pond Marston Mills

Long Pond Centerville

 

Closure:

none


Definitions:

Pet Advisory: 

Toxic cyanobacteria are present <20,000cells/ml. Cyanobacteria may have not collected into a film on the surface. Pond shows slight discoloration, but you can easily see through water.

  • Low to minimal health risks to people
  • Higher risks for pets


Warning:

Toxic cyanobacteria may have started to collect and form a film on the surface >20,000 cell/ml and Microcystin (toxin) 1-5 ppb. Pond shows slight to moderate discoloration.

 You can see through water, but water is cloudy.

  •  Low to moderate health risks for people
  • Higher risk for babies and small children
  • Higher risks for pets

 

Closure:

Toxic cyanobacteria have collected and formed a scum on shore, or a thick film on the surface (looks like soup or paint)>70,000cells/ml and Microcystin toxin >10ppb. Pond shows moderate to extreme discoloration. 

Water is very cloudy -visibility <4ft. 

  • Moderate to severe health risks for people
  • Highest risks for pets

 

 If you have questions call the Health Division 508-862-4641

 If you live near a Pond or Lake- take this 2 minute survey-

 Your answers will help us learn ways we can help you improve water quality

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C7PBS6X


Help Cape Cod water quality by bringing your household hazardous materials to collection days:


http://www.capecodextension.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Barnstable-HHW-Brochure-.pdf