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Blue-green algae in Live Oak not dangerous

Posted at 10:57 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 23:57:45-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Nueces River Authority announced the results for tests it did on blue-green algae recently found in local waters.

The agency found blue-green algae in waters in the Live Oak County area. The agency was trying to determine if it was a similar toxic blue-green algae that killed a dog swimming in the Guadalupe River near Austin. Two other states also reported pets died after making contact with the algae.

Read more: Blue-green algae found in local waters being tested for toxicity

Samples of the local algae were tested yesterday and the Nueces River Authority confirmed today that the blue-green algae found in the Coastal Bend county was not toxic.