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Algae bloom in Carolina Beach Lake Park, is it bad for your health?

The algae and vegetation at the Carolina Beach Lake is in full bloom. It has a foul odor and covers a large swath of the northeastern side of the pond, but is it bad for your health? Town Manager Michael Cramer said in most cases—no. "I wouldn’t recommend eating it," he said. "I wouldn’t recommend swimming in it. But it isn’t a toxic type of material. Some of that vegetation is where the fish live, eat and provide life to the storm water pond.” Town M…

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