Potential Algae Bloom Reported at Pattison Lake

Although there is no City of Lacey provided access to Pattison Lake, a small portion of the City Limits and Urban Growth Area (UGA) boarders the lake.

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services staff were alerted to a potential algae bloom at Lake St. Clair on 3/25/2024. Staff are unable to sample at this time for toxins that can be produced by cyanobacteria because the contracted lab’s sampling season is closed. At this time, we recommend general caution where a potential algae bloom is occurring. The sampling season is expected to open again in the spring of 2024.

When there is an algae bloom present or you suspect that an algae bloom is occurring, we recommend extra precautions be taken to avoid the health risks posed by potential toxins.

  • Do not drink the lake water.
  • Avoid contact with water containing algae. Do not swim or water ski in areas with algae.
  • Keep pets and livestock away from areas where algae blooms are present.
  • When fishing, use only catch-and-release of any fish caught during an algae bloom.
  • Do not eat fish that come from the lake during an algae bloom.
  • Avoid areas of scum when boating.

You can learn more about toxic algae blooms and health risks at nwtoxicalgae.org or call 360-867-2626.

Please share this information with friends and neighbors who may not be on the email algae alert list.