Warning notice ref algal bloom from DNR

As an FYI, our wildlife staff picked up around 90 dead birds (sounds like mostly ducks), and delivered them to wildlife health vets for inspection. Cause of death is unknown at this time. The water quality of the lake was identified as very poor with a heavy algal bloom (which I assume you are aware of). Caution about entering the water by humans and pets should be stressed until conditions improve. Paul Samerdyke is the contact for questions regarding the dead birds. He can be reached at 920-763-6405. He will be contacting Dodge County Health for assistance in communication with the public that may need to be addressed. Thank you!

Mark Baldock DNR mark.baldock@wisconsin.gov