An early algae bloom at Rockport Reservoir caused the Summit County Health Department to issue a boating and bathing warning to recreationists. As of this week, the warning has been lifted and the lake is now open for use. Carolyn Murray has this:
The algal bloom came early this year whereas last year, Rockport had a later than normal bloom. Summit County Environmental Health Director, Phil Bondurant says the algal bloom is always unwelcome and is a big health issue. It’s called Algal instead of Algea because it represents multiple species.