North West Austin Neighborhood Real Estate
Brian Kerman

Keep Pets Out of Lady Bird Lake

The City of Austin is advising pet owners to keep their animals out of Lady Bird Lake until further notice. An algae has been observed on the surface of the water that could be harmful to animals. Testing on the water is being conducted to determine if the algae present is harmful. Until we have more information, we strongly advise that pets stay out of the water. At this time, we have no reason to believe that boating is unsafe. However, people should not be swimming in Lady Bird Lake. It is illegal. When out on the lake, people should take care to avoid ingesting water or coming into direct contact with the algae. The degree of risk to human exposure, such as through accidental swallowing of lake water, cannot be known until the tests results are available and analyzed. This algae is not impacting the drinkable water system for Austin.

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