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Don't Let Your Pets Near These NH Bodies of Water: 2 More Beach Advisories Announced
The state issued a beach advisory for two more bodies of water.
A cyanobacteria bloom has been detected for the Nashua River at Mines Falls in Nashua and Province Park in Effingham.
Samples collected at Mines Park revealed millions of cells of oscillatoria accumulating in this area of the river.
The bacteria typically shows up as surface scum, green streaks or blue-green flecks along the shore.
The warning is intended as a precautionary measure for short-term exposure.
During beach advisories, NHDES advises the public and their pets to avoid contact with water areas where signs of bacteria show.
If you or your pet comes into contact with the infected water, you become at risk for acute health effects like skin irritation, mucous membranes, tingling, numbness, nausea, vomiting, seizures and diarrhea. Chronic effects include liver and central nervous system damage. NHDES will take measurements on a weekly basis until the cyanobacteria standards are again met.
To make sure the water is safe, check the beach advisories here before you go swimming.