Toxic algae warning removed for local waterways

  • Thu Oct 17th, 2019 12:30pm
  • News

The water in Duck Lake and the Grand Canal in Ocean Shores is no longer a public health concern for people or pets, says the Grays Harbor County Environmental Health office.

On Monday, based on test results, the county lifted the toxic algae warning advisory that had been in place the past couple of weeks.

Toxic algae tend to be less active during cold weather months, a statement from the office reads, but it is still possible to have blooms. If you can see algae, don’t swim, fish or wade, the statement said, and keep in mind as wind directions change, algae could move elsewhere in the lake. “When in doubt, stay out!” says the county.

Links to partner agencies and Information on algae blooms including current surface water health

advisories can be found at


lgae.php or by contacting the Grays Harbor County Environmental Health Division at (360) 249-4222