- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Officials say all of Burlington’s beaches are open after blue-green algae blooms have cleared.

WPTZ-TV (https://bit.ly/29GQScz ) reports that the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department made the announcement Thursday morning.

North, Blanchard and Texaco beaches were closed to swimmers Wednesday due to the algae. The department says rain helped clear the blooms. The only remaining algae was at the Coast Guard boat ramp.

Blue-green algae or cyanobacteria can release a toxin that can sicken swimmers and pets. The algae can multiply rapidly in warm conditions.

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Information from: WPTZ-TV, https://www.thechamplainchannel.com

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