Toxic algae advisory lifted for East Fork Lake

CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A toxic algae advisory has been removed from the lake at East Fork State Park after officials found toxin levels to be below the state's minimum standard.

The advisory was posted last month after Ohio's Department of Natural Resources found the lake contained 3,000 percent more toxins than the normal levels. The toxins, a result of poisonous algae blooms in the lake, can be harmful to humans.

Posted on the shore, the advisory sign was only a warning and did not close the lake off to swimmers. Authorities have removed the sign.

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