Precautions and facts regarding toxic algae at Nebraska Lakes

Last Updated: May 30, 2014

A Joint Publication from the
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

What is a toxic blue-green algae Health Alert?
What is toxic blue-green algae?
What should I look for to avoid toxic algae?
What are the risks and symptoms?
Are some people more at risk?
Here are some tips on what you can do, and things to avoid:
Is it safe to eat fish from lakes that are under a Health Alert?
Where can I find out more information about lake sampling for toxic algae?
If I think a public lake has a toxic algae bloom, who do I call?
If I am experiencing health symptoms, who do I call?

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
(402) 471-2186