Local waterway blue-green algae

Asked May 5, 2020, 11:02 AM EDT

Hello, I am new to the Louisville area, and spend a lot of time outdoors (paddleboarding especially). I learned recently that some water areas were affected last year with a blue-green algae that can be fatal to dogs via direct ingestion, or ingestion later from a transported spore. My dog goes everywhere with me when outdoors, and loves to swim! I would love some information on when the algae is in bloom, if it affects all water, how to identify, etc. Any information/resources would be much appreciated! Thank you! Mikyla

Jefferson County Kentucky

1 Response

This is a link to a UK publication on Blue-Green Algae.

https://exclusives.ca.uky.edu/2019/anr/protecting-pets-and-livestock-blue-green
algae


Wayne Long
Jefferson County Extension Service
502-569-2344