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Lake Belle View Closed Due to Algae


September 2, 2021

Unfortunately, the Village of Belleville was informed of high levels of blue algae in Lake Belle View on Sunday, August 22nd. Therefore, Village officials have closed all areas of access to the Lake within the Village’s jurisdiction until further notice, which means it is not safe to go in the water. Blue algae are single celled bacteria known as cyanobacteria that use sunlight to make their own food. Their growth, which occurs naturally, creates blooms that look like large scummy mats that appear on the surface of lakes and rivers. They tend to be green to blue-green in color, but ca...

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