Two Alameda County lakes closed to swimmers due to toxic algae blooms

ALAMEDA COUNTY (KRON) — Two Alameda County lakes are closed due to reports of dangerous toxic algae levels, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

Official said on Wednesday Lake Temescal in Oakland and Quarry Lakes in Fremont are both closed off for swimming.

However, the lakes will remain open for fishing. Exposure to toxic algae can cause rashes and allergic reactions among other things.

It can also be fatal for dogs.

Swimmers can still use Lake Del Valle in Livermore and Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton at their own risk.

Lake Anza in Berkeley has been closed due to toxic algae since August, according to the district.

No word yet on when the lakes will reopen.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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