- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - The state has issued a new health alert at Big Indian Creek Lake in southeast Nebraska’s Gage County.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says samples taken earlier this week at the lake indicated high levels of a toxin produced by blue-green algae blooms.

The department also says earlier alerts at Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson County, Rockford Lake in Gage County, Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County and Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County will continue.

Skin exposed to the toxin can develop rashes and blisters. Someone who drinks water containing the toxin is at risk for headaches, nausea and muscular pain.

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