Deadly toxin put Pinto Lake off limits to people and pets

Full story: Santa Cruz Sentinel

A toxic algae bloom in Pinto Lake can be dangerous to people and their pets, county environmental health officials warned Thursday.
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1 - 6 of 6 Comments Last updated Sep 24, 2010
darn

Milpitas, CA

#1 Sep 24, 2010
I wanted to go swimming there today!!!
Eco-logic

United States

#2 Sep 24, 2010
Has the algae been documented in creeks with running water or just in lakes?
Ben Boga

Pleasant Hill, CA

#3 Sep 24, 2010
This is most likely the result of upslope Ag. operations and the over application of fertilizers. The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau will be glad to help by counseling Dicky Pisshoat and their other members that farm near Pinto Lake about the overuse of fertilizers, pesticides, water,and plastic .
loweroceanlocal

Longview, WA

#4 Sep 24, 2010
Eco-logic wrote:
Has the algae been documented in creeks with running water or just in lakes?
it is in the creeks and rivers too.
Caelum Sinclair

Aptos, CA

#5 Sep 24, 2010
Eco-logic wrote:
Has the algae been documented in creeks with running water or just in lakes?
Try reading the article.
jeninaptos

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Sep 24, 2010
gee, my kid has a x-country race at Pinto Lake next week - wonder if it is 100% safe for middle school kids from Soquel Union District to run there during this TOXIC DEATH BLOOM???

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