Visible signs of algae have decreased at Lake San Antonio. (Contributed)

BRADLEY — County of Monterey Public Works, Facilities and Parks is changing warning signs at Lake San Antonio from “DANGER” to “CAUTION” regarding blue-green algae in lake waters.

Staff collected water samples from Lake San Antonio North and South Shores on July 27. On Aug. 3, lab results were received that showed a significant decrease in toxicity.

Visible signs of algae have decreased, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board advised a downgrade of warning level, from “Danger” to a less restrictive “Caution.”

Visitors to Lake San Antonio, west of Bradley in South Monterey County, should abide by the recommendations on the signs.

Both Shores have immediate availability for camping and day use. Lake San Antonio South Shore launch ramps are currently open seven days per week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and North Shore launch ramp is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

First-come, first-served camping availability remains extensive on both shores.

“Now is the perfect time to take advantage of reduced visitation,” the County stated in a news release. “Grab your camping gear and come visit Lake San Antonio now.”

For more information relating to Harmful Algae Blooms, and information about what to do if advisory signs are posted, visit the My Water Quality website.

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