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Hurshtown Reservoir closed until further notice

Recent dry weather conditions and warmer temperatures have caused what appears to be an algae bloom at the Hurshtown Reservoir. To properly test the water and protect the health and safety of recreational users, the reservoir is closed to recreational users until further notice.

Hurshtown Reservoir is a secure and self-contained water body owned by City Utilities and provides a back-up supply of drinking water.

Algae blooms can produce a chemical that may cause health issues such as a rash, skin and eye irritation, and gastrointestinal upset.

City Utilities tests for these chemicals (cyanotoxins) on a routine basis, with the last test being on Sept. 9, 2019. That test showed no signs of cyanotxins, but out of an abundance of caution, City Utilities has decided to close the park.

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