Algae bloom closes swimming area at Sutton Lake - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Algae bloom closes swimming area at Sutton Lake

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:08:19 GMT
    On Wednesday, people in Randolph County welcomed a new business to the community.  The Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on Randolph Avenue, in Elkins.  The menu offers new modern American food
    On Wednesday, people in Randolph County welcomed a new business to the community.  The Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on Randolph Avenue, in Elkins.  The menu offers new modern American food
  • WVU Public Relation Student's Help A Local Non-Profit

    WVU Public Relation Student's Help A Local Non-Profit

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:50:05 GMT
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
  • Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:47:11 GMT
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
SUTTON, WV (AP) -

A swimming area at Sutton Lake is closed because of an algal bloom.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that a toxin produced by the blue-green algae bloom can be harmful to health.

The corps says the swimming area at the lake's south abutment is closed. Posters cautioning boaters and swimmers about the bloom's potential health risks have been posted at all access points to the lake.

Water quality is being monitored. Park rangers also are patrolling the lake by boat to look for signs of algal bloom.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.