- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Two Kentucky agencies have removed a recreational advisory that had been issued for a central Kentucky lake after harmful algal blooms were detected in the water.

The Kentucky Division of Water and Department of Public Health say microcystin toxin occurring in Lake Reba in Madison County is below the level of concern, with latest testing results showing the water consistently below the division’s recreational threshold of 20 parts per billion.

The agencies said people should avoid contact with water that has obvious algal blooms or is otherwise visually suspect.

Anyone concerned that they have symptoms as a result of exposure to harmful algal blooms or other water-borne disease should see their doctor and call the local health department.

The recreational advisory was issued for Lake Reba on Sept. 18.

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