September 15, 2017 - Hurshtown Reservoir is closed until further notice. Hurshtown Reservoir is a secure and self-contained water body owned by City Utilities. An algae bloom was observed at the reservoir late yesterday, and the reservoir was closed to people, pets and watercraft.
Algae blooms can produce a chemical that may cause health issues such as a rash, skin and eye irritation, and gastrointestinal upset. The fenced-in reservoir is secured and will remain closed to recreational users.
Warm water temperatures, stagnant water and phosphorous and other nutrients can produce a bloom. Everclear Aquatic Management Services is under contract to treat and break-up the bloom. At this time it is not known how long the reservoir will be closed to recreational users.