HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The Hill County Health Department reports that potential harmful algal blooms have been spotted at Beaver Creek Reservoir, also called First Lake, and at Bear Paw Lake, or Second Lake. Hill County Public Health Director Kim Larson says that they are waiting for the State of Montana to confirm the presence of cyanobacteria, which can cause health concerns for people, pets and livestock.
Larson says that these blooms have occurred at these lakes over the last few years, which means it’s more likely to have another bloom in the future.
People, pets and livestock are urged to stay out of the water, especially if you see the algae on top of the water.
Larson says people can check the Hill County Health Department Facebook page for up-to-date information on harmful algal blooms in the county, or they can call 400-2415.