- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota officials have lifted an advisory for blue-green algae at Homme Dam near Park River.

The North Dakota Department of Health and Department of Agriculture says test results from samples collected over the past two weeks have indicated that the level of cyanotoxins in Homme Dam have decreased to very low levels.

State environmental scientist Mike Ell says the cooler fall weather is also expected to keep the threat of future cyanobacteria blooms in Homme Dam low.

The Department of Health in late July issued a warning asking residents to avoid contact with water in the lake. Microcystin concentrations had dropped to safer levels by early September, so the warning was changed to an advisory.

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