STOCKTON (CBS13) – Officials are warning to stay out of the water at the Stanislaus River and Downtown Stockton this weekend due to harmful blue-green algae blooms.

Cyanobacteria were detected in the middle fork of the Stanislaus River upstream from New Melones Lake between the new Camp Nine Road Bridge and the Parrotts Ferry Road Bridge, and they have also been reported in the Delta Waters near downtown Stockton, according to the California Water Boards.

(credit: CA Water Board)

Boaters and swimmers should avoid getting in the water as exposure to the algae blooms poses several health risks. Children and animals, particularly dogs, are especially vulnerable.

  1. Gloria Luey says:

    I would like to know if there is harmful bacteria in the water at the River’s End Marina area in Tracy, CA. We went boating there on Saturday on 11/2/19 and there was a ton of green algae and Hyacinth plants floating all over the place. We saw no warning signs and my husband still took our boat out. Please let me know. Thank you.

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