FREMONT (CBS SF) — The Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area in Fremont is closed for swimming through at least Wednesday, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.
Other parts of the park will be open, park officials said.READ MORE: North Bay Organizations Unite for Holiday Toy Drive
Park officials said they are prohibiting swimming because of a toxic blue-green algae bloom that can cause visitors skin irritations and other symptoms.READ MORE: Palo Alto Launches Response Team for People Experiencing Mental Health Crises
Officials said toxic blue-green algae blooms are rare and this one was most likely caused by the drought. Officials said they will have water-quality tests done before allowing visitors to swim again.MORE NEWS: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
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