Seymour Pond Cyanobacteria Update
On August 8, 2020, the Cyanobacteria Advisory postings at Seymour Pond were REMOVED at the neighborhood association landings after two weeks of monitoring and water sampling. Once a toxin is released the wind, waves, and temperatures can change the locale of the bloom and toxins. Guidelines established by the MA Department of Health suggest the two week quarantine. The Cyanobacteria and associated toxin levels have dropped to a low risk level for swimming and other recreational water activities.
We continue to monitor our freshwater ponds in Brewster in collaboration with The Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod (apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/) to provide timely notification to our residents of potentially harmful algal blooms. For additional information, please also visit www.mass.gov/guides/cyanobacterial-harmful-algal-blooms-cyanohabs-water .
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