Algae Bloom Invades Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain

A toxic algae bloom is prompting officials to warn of its dangers as it invades part of Lake Pontchartrain.

Members of the public are being advised to keep themselves and their pets away from the material that can be dangerous whether there is direct or indirect contact with it.

Officials with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation say the greenish bloom can lead to serious medical problems for those exposed to it.

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