Cyanobacteria Bloom in Mystic River

Photo by Wilder Huckleberry

Photo by Wilder Huckleberry

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria at the Blessing of Bay area in Somerville. Algal blooms can produce toxins that are dangerous to people, animals, and the environment. MyRWA advises you to avoid contact with the river until the bloom has dissipated. MDPH will sample again on August 24.