SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. -- Harmful algae blooms are persisting on Lake Anna, a popular recreational spot in central Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Health recently issued an algae notice warning of a harmful bloom on part of the lake.
The Free Lance-Star reports the new advisory marks the fourth straight year with harmful blooms in the man-made lake that cools Dominion Energy’s North Anna nuclear power plant.
The harmful algae is a cyanobacteria that can cause skin rashes and stomach illnesses.
More testing is planned at the lake later this month.