Harriman State Park's Lake Welch beach closed due to harmful algae bloom

The bloom produces toxins that can be harmful to both humans and animals.

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2024, 4:42 PM

Updated 10 days ago

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Harriman State Park's Lake Welch beach closed due to harmful algae bloom
Harriman State Park officials have closed Lake Welch Beach through Monday due to a severe blue-green algae bloom, citing concerns for public safety.
The bloom produces toxins that can be harmful to both humans and animals. Officials urge anyone who may have come into contact with the water to immediately rinse off and seek medical treatment if they experience any symptoms.
Common symptoms of exposure include headaches, throat irritation, skin rashes, difficulty breathing, nausea, and vomiting.
This closure comes amid a string of other beach closures in the region. Two Mohegan Lake beaches, along with several in Putnam and Dutchess counties, have also been closed due to similar algae blooms.


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