Officials are warning those who visit Sloans Lake in Cheyenne to avoid blue-green algae in the water.

The Wyoming Department of Health on Thursday, Aug. 4, issued a Harmful Cyanobacterial Bloom Advisory for the lake, which sits inside Lions Park.

According to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, a Bloom Advisory is issued for a waterbody when cyanobacterial blooms are present.

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The blooms are harmful because they can produce toxins that can make people, their pets, and other animals sick, and even kill them.

The WDEQ says an advisory for a lake or reservoir should not be interpreted as a closure since many areas of the waterbody may not be impacted by a HCB.

The agency also notes that advisory thresholds may not be appropriate for domestic animals or livestock.

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