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Notice of harmful algal blooms issued for parts of Lake Anna

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jul 15, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – A harmful algal bloom advisory has been issued for parts of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties.

The public should stay away from the North Anna and Upper Pamunkey branches, including Terry’s Run, of Anna Lake until algae levels return to acceptable levels.

“Certain harmful algae, called cyanobacteria, can cause skin rashes and gastrointestinal illnesses, such as stomach upset, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea,” Virginai’s Department of Health said in a statement. communicated.

The following locations are under notice:

Pamunkey Branch – Upper (including Terry’s Run) and Middle

  • Upper – From the upper flooded waters of the Pamunkey to the confluence with Terry’s Run
  • Terrys Run – from the flooded upper waters of Terry’s Run to the confluence with the Pamunkey Branch
  • Middle – From the confluence of Terry’s Run with Pamunkey Branch to Rt. 612 (Stubbs Bridge)

North Anna Branch – Upper and Mid

  • Upper – Upper flood waters at the Rt. 522 Bridge.
  • Middle – From the right. Bridge 522, to include Rt. 719 (Holladay Bridge), at Lumsden Flats at Rose Valley Dr.

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