NH issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Goose Pond in Canaan
Canaan — A Cyanobacteria Warning has been issued for Goose Pond.
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has issued a cyanobacteria warning for those who recreate on Goose Pond.
The current bloom is variable with some lake portions free of scum sightings while other areas have small blue-green clumps in the water.
This warning is not based on a toxin evaluation and is intended as a precautionary measure for short term exposure.
NHDES advises lake users to avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing elevated cyanobacteria cell conditions typically where lake water has a surface scum or blue-green flecks.
The warning went into effect on June 9, 2017, and will remain in effect until additional samples reveal cyanobacteria levels have diminished.
Visit the NHDES Beach Program website for photos and more information about cyanobacteria at http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/index.htm