Officials warn of blue-green algae at Prospect Park Lake

Posted: Updated:
PROSPECT PARK -

Blue-green algae has invaded Prospect Park Lake in Brooklyn, and it can be toxic if consumed by humans and animals, officials are warning.

Parks officials have placed signs around the lake warning of the dangers of Cyanobacteria.

The algae typically blooms during the summer, and if consumed by humans and animals can be toxic, officials say.

Samples from the lake are being monitored weekly by the state's Department of Environmental Conservation.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."