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Parks and Rec treating Prospect Lake for toxic algae, will take some time to clear

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jun 23, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs was closed a week ago due to a blue green algae bloom in the water.

The algae is highly toxic and Parks and Recreation crews are now treating the 55 acre lake.

While the algae is present, the access to the water is closed to humans and pets.

The lake has thus far been treated four times with an environmentally friendly product.

We're told the product is safe for humans, animals, and will keep the lake's ecosystem healthy, but it will take some time to clear the bloom.