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Oliver Reservoir - Health Alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)


August 6, 2020

NEBRASKA: On Friday, July 31, 2020 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) was notified by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) that the water sample for Oliver Reservoir meets or exceeds the threshold of the toxin, Microcystin, which is associated with the presence of harmful algal blooms. Oliver Reservoir will remain on Health Alert until a new sample tests below 8 parts-per-billion (ppb). Samples are taken weekly.

When a health alert is issued, signs are posted to advise the public to use caution. Swimming beaches are closed during the alert. It is rec...

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