Toxic algae bloom reported in South Carolina lake

South Carolinians are being asked to stay away from Lake Edgar Brown after toxins were discovered. According toDHEC and the SCDNR,a Microcystis bloom was detected in the Barnwell County lake. Officials are requesting that visitors avoidswimming, wading or otherwise contacting the water. This includes touching scum, foam, or algae at the lake. In a press release, DHEC explained the how the toxins come about: “…