Here is a recent article in The News Reporter by Jefferson Weaver confirming no harmful algae has been found at Lake Waccamaw...
Lake Waccamaw has avoided an outbreak of the sometimes toxic blue-green algae blamed for killing pets and sickening people in a number of states.
In an email to organizers for the Take The Lake personal challenge, Waccamaw Riverkeeper Cara Schildtknecht said recent tests at the lake (requested by the State Parks) showed no hazardous algae.
Mark Vander Borgh of the Division of Water Quality and a team of specialists checked four locations at the lake, and came up with no signs of toxic algae.
“They sampled 4 sites and found no evidence of blue-green algae. They took water samples, DO and pH measurements, and did a visual check,” Schildtknecht said. “All looks good on the Lake.”
“With that information in hand, I think we can safely assume Lake Waccamaw is safe for water recreation,” Schildtknecht wrote.
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