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Oklahomans Can Check Water Quality Of State Lakes Online

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Last summer, several Oklahoma lakes had high levels of blue-green algae. If the algae blooms it can produce toxins that can cause serious health issues. Last summer, several Oklahoma lakes had high levels of blue-green algae. If the algae blooms it can produce toxins that can cause serious health issues.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Before you hit the water this Fourth of July, the state wants to make sure you know what kind of toxins may be in the water.

A new state law requires lake managers to post signs showing people how they can check the water quality online.

Last summer, several Oklahoma lakes had high levels of blue-green algae. If the algae blooms it can produce toxins that can cause serious health issues.

8/26/2011 Related Story: Blue-Green Algae Found At Lake Texoma, Water Contact Prohibited

Symptoms can range from eye and skin irritation to vomiting.

Even though the state isn't seeing those similar blue-green algae levels this year, the signs are still going up.

You can check the water quality of each of the state's lakes here.

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