TOLEDO — A Lake Erie beach saw a drop in visitors over the Labor Day weekend as officials report high levels of toxic algae and E. coli bacteria in the water.
The Blade reports the beaches at Maumee Bay State Park were placed under a public health advisory after algae testing Aug. 28.
Test results found more than 25 parts per billion of the toxin microcystin in the water, the highest reported amount so far this year.
The Toledo Water Quality dashboard says the advisory does not affect Toledo drinking water.
While no additional algae tests have been done, researchers at the University of Toledo found Saturday E. coli bacteria are also at their highest levels this year.
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