Tis the Season for Cyanobacteria

As you prepare to head out to a local beach and keep cool with a quick dip in the water, please be sure to make sure the water is safe and free of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms. Active blooms can be hazardous to humans and potentially deadly to dogs, so look before you leap and ensure the water is safe for you and your four legged friend.

Our Monitoring Process:  All of our Red Rocks Rangers have been trained to spot cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms along the beach and do an assessment of the shoreline each day.  If a bloom is suspected, the protocol is for the Ranger to call it in to our staff.  From there, we work with our City Health Officer to make a determination if the beach needs to be closed to the public.  If the Health Officer declares a closure, signs are posted in three areas of the park; entrance, bathhouse and beach.  Additionally, we post on our social media accounts to alert the public of the closure.  You can learn more about cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms and the monitoring, tracking programs at the below links.