BOSTON (CBS) — A warning to stay out of the Charles River in Boston was issued by the Charles River Watershed Association after they found a bloom of cyanobacteria.
The public health advisory includes the river from the Mass. Ave Bridge to the Museum of Science.READ MORE: Nashua 'Turkey Bowl' Canceled Due To COVID Concerns
Boaters should avoid contact with the water and dog owners should not let pets swim in the area.READ MORE: Ashland High School Gets State Approval To Drop Mask Mandate; No 'Immediate Change' Planned
Cyanobacteria is a toxic blue-green algae. The algae can make people sick and it could be fatal for pets.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: October Payments Hitting Parents' Bank Accounts
According to the Association, the algae is appearing earlier than it did last year, likely due to the recent heat and sunshine.