Update: Visitors OK to Enter Water at Hershey Beach


Visitors to Sutherland Reservoir's Hershey Beach have been given the "all clear" to enter the water after being warned earlier this week that it may contain toxic blue-green algae.

Nebraska Public Power District, which owns the lake, says the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has received results from a test done earlier this week. They say the results indicated the blue-green algae found in the lake is within acceptable standards and is not a health concern.

NPPD had asked visitors to refrain from swimming or walking in the water or allowing their pets in the water as blue-green algae can be toxic to humans and animals in high enough quantities.