Post By: fishman1 Posted: 7/19/2019 8:18:27 PMPoints: 20004
Out of an abundance of caution the Town of Windsor is closing Windsor Lake Reservoir to town-provided recreational activities. This includes the dog park and boat rentals. We ask those fishing to practice catch and release.
There is an unconfirmed but suspected presence of Blue-Green Algae. While this potentially harmful algae has not been officially confirmed, water samples have been sent to the state laboratory for testing.
Why is the Town of Windsor taking precautionary measures? Blue-green algae are not algae at all, but bacteria called cyanobacteria that are normally present in lakes. If confirmed present in abundance, a person can potentially become sick if they swallow or have contact with this bacteria and it can be particularly harmful to young children, older adults and animals. Until official test results are returned, we highly recommend young children, older adults and pets avoid swimming in the lake.