Toxic algae bloom in Lake Cliff Park

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Don’t fish in Lake Cliff. Don’t let your dog swim in it. Don’t even touch the water.

There’s a toxic algae bloom.

From park board member Barbara Barbee:

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Dallas Park Department has just notified me that Trinity River Watershed Management has found that there is a toxic algae bloom on Lake Cliff. [The park department] is sending out a press release and social media notices and has ordered some signs to post at Lake Cliff advising that the water is dangerous to people, fish, birds and dogs. Please notify your neighbors not to fish, swim, wade or otherwise come in contact with the water in Lake Cliff until further notice.

The park department will hire experts to clear the algae, but the water is off limits until further notice.

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