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Blue-Green Algae Bloom Warning Extended to Waltham

Blue-green algae, which can be dangerous to humans, has been found in the Waltham portion of the Charles River.

A public health advisory warning residents to avoid contact with blue-green algae has been extended to Waltham.

According to the Charles River Watershed Association, the Massachusttes Department of Public Health's advisory has been extended from the Charles River Canoe & Kakak business in Newton to the Moody Street dam in Waltham.

The river remains open to boating but residents should avoid touching the water, according to the CRWA. 

Samples taken near the Newton location are not at a dangerous level but additional samples are being taken. 

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