Wisconsin DNR warns of algae blooms

June 19, 2014 10:11 AM

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Resources is urging boaters, anglers and swimmers to be on the lookout for blue-green algae in their favorite lakes.

Blue-green algae grows quickly in water bodies with high nutrient levels such as phosphorus or nitrogen. The agency blooms are appearing in lakes and ponds in southern Wisconsin and will gradually show up in the northern reaches of the state as the summer continues.

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