Public Notices

Blue-green algae update

Published Aug. 22, 2011

TULSA – In order to provide members of the public the latest information available so that so that they are able to make informed decisions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, has once again updated the blue-green algae matrix. (The latest version is incorporated in this document.) Both swim beaches at Waurika Lake are CLOSED, and ALL of Waurika Lake is under a WARNING. Also, the Rocky Point Swim Beach at Fort Gibson Lake is now under a WARNING. At the WARNING level, harmful algae have been found to be present, and the water is considered unsafe for people and pets.

In order to provide members of the public the latest information available so that so that they are able to make informed decisions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, has once again updated the blue-green algae matrix. (The latest version is incorporated in this document.) Both swim beaches at Waurika Lake are CLOSED, and ALL of Waurika Lake is under a WARNING. Also, the Rocky Point Swim Beach at Fort Gibson Lake is now under a WARNING. At the WARNING level, harmful algae have been found to be present, and the water is considered unsafe for people and pets.

Blue-green algae are naturally present in Tulsa District lakes at low concentrations, however, during hot and dry conditions, nuisance blue-green algae blooms can occur and these blooms can create unwanted risks associated with swimming and wading at recreational areas. A blue-green algae bloom can occur in any lake at any time if the conditions are right.

The Corps of Engineers will post updates on our wesbsite, www.swt.usace.army.mil, and our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/usacetulsa.

The attached matrix provides current levels of postings for blue-algae at Tulsa District lakes.

Note: Updates (as of August 22, 2011) are in blue.

Sign Lake Area Posting Remarks

 

 

CLOSED

Skiatook

Twin Points Swim Beach

Closed

Beach closed. Contact with water prohibited.

Eufaula

Porum Landing Swim Beach

Closed

Beach closed. Contact with water prohibited.

Keystone

Old Mannford

Old Hwy 51

Closed

Contact with water prohibited.

Waurika

Chisholm Trail Swim Beach

Kiowa Swim Beach

Closed

Contact with water prohibited.

 

Eufaula

Porum Landing

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Recreation area open, but do not go in the water. Contact with water prohibited.

Keystone

Feyodi Park

Appalachia Bay

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Considered to have adverse health effects.

Due to test result levels, contact with water prohibited.

Tenkiller

Burnt Cabin

Petit Bay

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Considered to have adverse health effects.

Due to test result levels, contact with water prohibited.

Fort Gibson

Rocky Point Swim Beach

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Considered to have adverse health effects.

Due to test result levels, contact with water prohibited.

Waurika

All areas not under closure

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Considered to have adverse health effects.

Due to test result levels, contact with water prohibited.

 

 

 

Fort Gibson

All areas not in a warning

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sighting.

Eufaula

All areas not in a warning or closure

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sightings.

Keystone

All areas not in a warning or closure

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sightings.

Skiatook

All areas not in a warning or closure

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sightings.

Tenkiller

All areas not in a warning

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sightings.

 

 

 

 


Release no. 11-066

ArticleCS

Blue-green algae update

Published Aug. 22, 2011

TULSA – In order to provide members of the public the latest information available so that so that they are able to make informed decisions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, has once again updated the blue-green algae matrix. (The latest version is incorporated in this document.) Both swim beaches at Waurika Lake are CLOSED, and ALL of Waurika Lake is under a WARNING. Also, the Rocky Point Swim Beach at Fort Gibson Lake is now under a WARNING. At the WARNING level, harmful algae have been found to be present, and the water is considered unsafe for people and pets.

In order to provide members of the public the latest information available so that so that they are able to make informed decisions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, has once again updated the blue-green algae matrix. (The latest version is incorporated in this document.) Both swim beaches at Waurika Lake are CLOSED, and ALL of Waurika Lake is under a WARNING. Also, the Rocky Point Swim Beach at Fort Gibson Lake is now under a WARNING. At the WARNING level, harmful algae have been found to be present, and the water is considered unsafe for people and pets.

Blue-green algae are naturally present in Tulsa District lakes at low concentrations, however, during hot and dry conditions, nuisance blue-green algae blooms can occur and these blooms can create unwanted risks associated with swimming and wading at recreational areas. A blue-green algae bloom can occur in any lake at any time if the conditions are right.

The Corps of Engineers will post updates on our wesbsite, www.swt.usace.army.mil, and our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/usacetulsa.

The attached matrix provides current levels of postings for blue-algae at Tulsa District lakes.

Note: Updates (as of August 22, 2011) are in blue.

Sign Lake Area Posting Remarks

 

 

CLOSED

Skiatook

Twin Points Swim Beach

Closed

Beach closed. Contact with water prohibited.

Eufaula

Porum Landing Swim Beach

Closed

Beach closed. Contact with water prohibited.

Keystone

Old Mannford

Old Hwy 51

Closed

Contact with water prohibited.

Waurika

Chisholm Trail Swim Beach

Kiowa Swim Beach

Closed

Contact with water prohibited.

 

Eufaula

Porum Landing

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Recreation area open, but do not go in the water. Contact with water prohibited.

Keystone

Feyodi Park

Appalachia Bay

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Considered to have adverse health effects.

Due to test result levels, contact with water prohibited.

Tenkiller

Burnt Cabin

Petit Bay

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Considered to have adverse health effects.

Due to test result levels, contact with water prohibited.

Fort Gibson

Rocky Point Swim Beach

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Considered to have adverse health effects.

Due to test result levels, contact with water prohibited.

Waurika

All areas not under closure

Harmful algae present

Unsafe for people and pets

Considered to have adverse health effects.

Due to test result levels, contact with water prohibited.

 

 

 

Fort Gibson

All areas not in a warning

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sighting.

Eufaula

All areas not in a warning or closure

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sightings.

Keystone

All areas not in a warning or closure

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sightings.

Skiatook

All areas not in a warning or closure

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sightings.

Tenkiller

All areas not in a warning

Harmful algae present

May be unsafe for people and pets

Swimming, water skiing and water contact is discouraged. If bloom is observed, avoid and report sightings.

 

 

 

 


Release no. 11-066