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Columbia River shoreline closed again over toxic algae

RICHLAND, Wash. — Shorelines across the Columbia River have been closed once again because of toxic algae contaminating the water across Leslie Groves Park in Richland. According to an emergency alert from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD), the closure went…

Columbia River shoreline closed; toxic algae found

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District is warning the public to stay out of the water along the Columbia River shoreline in the Tri-Cities due to toxic bacteria commonly referred to as blue-green algae. BFHD posted a public notice…