Army Corps of Engineers reports blue-green algae found in Tenkiller, Texoma, Heyburn lakes

The all-too-familiar blue-green algae is creeping back into Oklahoma.

The Tulsa Army Corps of Engineers said Friday that elevated counts of BGA are being reported in the general areas of Pine Cove, Burnt Cabin, Strayhorn and Elk Horn at Lake Tenkiller.

The Corps says there are visible blooms at Heyburn Lake and levels at Lake Texoma are higher than normal.


Engineers say visitors can still enjoy the lakes, but should remain alert for any possible algae blooms.


The Corps says children and pets are more likely to become ill from BGA. Exposure symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, eye irritation, respiratory problems or other unexplained illness.

To report an illness related to BGA call your doctor or the Oklahoma Poison Control Hotline at (800) 222-1222.

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