Public Notices, Project Updates, and Alerts

June 24, 2019

CSX will close Deerview Lane north of State Route 162 from 6/26 to 6/29 for railroad crossing repairs. Please adjust your driving route if visiting the park office.


June 16, 2019

Chippewa Lake Closed 

Due to flooding, Chippewa Lake is closed until further notice. Please check the website and/or social media for updates. Thank you for your cooperation.


June 14, 2019

Public Health Advisory Remains for Chippewa Lake

Water samples collected from Chippewa Lake on June 11 show toxin levels of 3.15 parts per billion due to a harmful algal bloom. A Recreational Public Health Advisory remains in effect.

Algal blooms occur due to a combination of factors including water temperature, rainfall, and nutrient runoff within the watershed. The Chippewa Lake algal bloom is the result of a microscopic organism called cyanobacteria. Its blooms can produce harmful toxins that may make people and pets sick when they come into contact with the water.

Per Ohio’s Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy for Recreational Waters, a Recreational Public Health Advisory is issued when toxin levels reach 6 ppb. It warns children, pregnant or nursing women, individuals with certain medical conditions, and pets to avoid contact with the water. When toxin levels reach 20 ppb, an Elevated Recreational Public Health Advisory is issued, warning all persons and pets to avoid all contact with the water. Warnings remain in effect until two consecutive tests taken at least one week apart show levels have dropped below these thresholds.The park district will continue to monitor toxin levels as needed.

June 11: 3.15 ppb--Recreational Public Health Advisory Remains

June 4: 10.5 ppb--Recreational Public Health Advisory Remains

May 28: 13.6 ppb--Recreational Public Health Advisory Issued

May 21: 16.1 ppb--Elevated Recreational Health Advisory Remains

May 14: 21.8 ppb--Elevated Recreational Health Advisory Issued

May 7: 17.8 ppb--Recreational Public Health Advisory Remains

April 30: 9.49 ppb--Recreational Public Health Advisory Issued

April 22: 5.74 ppb--No advisories in place

March 19: <0.14 ppb--No advisories in place

February 19: <0.14 ppb--No advisories in place

January 22: <0.14 ppb--No advisories in place

 


Warning Flag System in Place at Chippewa Lake

The warning flag system alerts boaters and swimmers to water conditions at Chippewa Lake due to harmful algal blooms or other safety concerns.

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