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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Huge algae bloom closes Diamond Valley Lake to boaters, fishermen

 

Last updated 6/27/2018 at 1:18pm

Tony Ault

This orange sign shows Diamond Valley Lake is closed due to a severe algae bloom is hooked on the closed gate of the Metropolitan Water District reservoir in Hemet, June 21.

A massive blue-green algae bloom, determined to be toxic to humans and animals if ingested, has forced the closure of Metropolitan Water District's Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet to all recreational activities until further notice.

The algae bloom of cyanobacteria for the past month has been plaguing boaters as a green film is left on their boat hulls and covers fishermen's lines and hooks. Finally, as the large mats of green scum began to cover the entire lake, MWD officials ordered it closed June 21, suspending all recreational activities until it clears.

The entrance gate remains closed t...



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