Thursday, August 5, 2021        

Georgiaville Pond Closed for Swimming & Recreation Due to Blue-Green Algae Bloom

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including microcystins, that can harm humans and animals. At this time, the beach is closed to swimming and DOH and DEM are advising that all recreation, including fishing, boating and kayaking, be avoided.

Full RI Dept. of Health Press Release: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/41497

Information about blue green algae blooms: http://dem.ri.gov/programs/water/quality/surface-water/cyanobacteria.php

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