Green algae spreads into Maumee River

The toxic green algae of Lake Erie made its way last weekend up the Maumee River to downtown Toledo.

This photo was taken at the kayak cove of Middlegrounds Park operated by the Toledo Metroparks.

The algae’s spread through downtown Toledo spurred the Toledo Lucas County Health Department to issue an advisory on September 21, warning against recreation in the river and contact with the water.

Toledo officials have been emphasizing over the past several weeks that the drinking water is safe.

 

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