WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A lake in central Massachusetts was closed to the public Sunday due to high bacterial counts.
Worcester officials said persons and pets will be prohibited from swimming, boating and fishing in Indian Lake, including Shore Park Beach, effective immediately.READ MORE: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
The city’s Department of Inspectional Services said testing results from Saturday showed levels of cyanobacteria that were above recreational thresholds.READ MORE: Longtime Watertown Grocery Store Russo’s Officially Closes
The blue-green algae that can cause respiratory issues and other health problems in humans and animals.MORE NEWS: Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests
City official said they’ll continue to test the lake and reopen it when they can determine it’s safe. The lake was closed in July due to high levels of E. coli bacteria.