August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Health Warning at Local Lakes at Rock Creek Regional Park (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Parks officials are warning visitors to avoid direct contact with the water at Lake Frank and Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park because of elevated levels of a toxic substance. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about this health warning on the Montgomery Parks website, here. Visitors & their […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Warns Residents About Hazardous Toxins in Lakes

The Montgomery County Parks Department is asking residents to use caution near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank after a testing has shown there are elevated levels of a toxic substance produced by algae in the lakes. The lakes, located within Rock Creek Regional Park, tested positive for Microcystin, a hepatoxin, that can cause harm to […]

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July 31, 2014 | Krista Brick

photo of geese at Lake Needwood

Lake Needwood Warning Could Remain Through Fall (Video)

Swimming at Montgomery Parks’ Lake Needwood has always been off limits, but park officials warn that elevated levels of a toxic bacteria found in the water right now can also make you sick. The parks department issued the warning in late July and it could stay up until November depending on the amount of rainfall […]

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