Cows die from drinking algae-poisoned water – 09/14/2007

  • December 4, 2013 at 11:37 pm #1632

    Cows die from drinking algae-poisoned water
    Note: The geo-engineers want to promote algae bloom as a “carbon sink” to “fight global warming” –MC

    A ProMED-mail post
    ProMED-mail is a program of the
    International Society for Infectious Diseases

    Date: 14 Sep 2007
    Source: Great Falls Tribune online [edited]

    A total of 9 cows died after drinking from a popular recreational
    lake east of Butte, MT, some after walking just a few feet away from
    the water, prompting a warning for people to stay out of Delmoe Lake.
    A witness reported watching 2 cows drink water from the lake, then
    walk a few feet before falling over dead, said Terry Sexton,
    Whitehall district ranger for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

    Officials suspect the cause could have been a blue-green algae bloom
    and are warning people to stay out of the lake.

    “Don’t drink the water, don’t get in the water,” Sexton said Wednesday.

    Forest Service officials are posting signs warning people to stay
    away from the lake, said Jack de Golia, Beaverhead-Deerlodge spokesman.

    Blue-green algae, when in the bloom growth phase, can produce a
    cyanotoxin that is incredibly lethal, said Dr. Joe Hartley, a large
    animal veterinarian in Dillon.

    De Golia said officials suspect the wind blew the algae to the shore.
    The Forest Service doesn’t plan to test the water because the results
    would likely take a while to come back, de Golia said. The suspected
    algae is killed by a hard frost, so officials are hoping to get a
    cold night to take care of the problem. “Certainly we can’t
    chlorinate the lake,” he said. “We’re just going to keep people away
    from it until the cold weather sets in.”

    Communicated by:
    The Moderator’s comments on ProMED-mail post 20070911.3011 contain a
    review of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria. – Mod.TG]

    [see also:
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    Golden algae, fish kill – USA (AZ) 20050529.1492
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    Flamingo die-off – Tanzania (Lake Manyara) (02): Toxic algae 20041019.2837
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    Blue-green algae – New Zealand (North Island) 20030109.0074
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    Golden algae
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    Phormidium algae toxicity – Australia (S. Australia) 20000420.0576
    Blue-green algae, toxin?, dogs – USA (Vermont) 19990910.1604
    Toxic algae, alligator & bird deaths – USA (Florida) 19990726.1256
    Salmon kill, poisonous algae – Norway 19980508.0903
    Toxic algae – North Carolina: an update 19970331.0675
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