DCR Recreational Advisory: Charles River Lower Basin in Boston and Cambridge

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is warning the public of a cyanobacteria bloom present within the Charles River Lower Basin in the cities of Boston and Cambridge from the Boston University Bridge to the Museum of Science. During a bloom it is strongly advised that the public should not contact the water. Additionally, pet owners should keep their animals away from the shoreline to prevent them from ingesting the water. The waterbody will be retested until cyanobacteria levels are within acceptable limits per Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations. For questions regarding cyanobacteria blooms, please contact the DPH at (617) 624-5757 or visit the agency’s algae webpage.

WHERE:       Charles River Lower Basin in the cities of Boston and Cambridge from the Boston University Bridge to the Museum of Science

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WHEN:          Until further notice

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