Edina urges people, pets to stay away from Lake Cornelia
The city of Edina and the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District have detected high microcystin toxin levels in Lake Cornelia and are urging residents to stay away from the water due to public health concerns.
High blue-green algae levels were measured in recent samples by the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.
High microcystin levels are typical with excess growth of blue-green algae. Follow-up toxicity monitoring was done to evaluate public health risk. The latest data indicates microcystin levels are at a level that presents a public health risk.