• Use caution at Willand Pond while water is tested for algae

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    June 18, 2019

    DOVER, N.H. – After some fish washed ashore at Willand Pond, the City of Dover has contacted the State Department of Environmental Services and New Hampshire Fish and Game, who will test the water for a possible algae bloom.


    Until an analysis is complete, and out of an abundance of caution, recreational users of Willand Pond are encouraged to avoid contact with the water. This includes keeping pets away from the water, especially if there are areas with surface scum or blue-green or bright green flecks.


    Willand Pond straddles Dover and Somersworth. The pond is managed by the State of New Hampshire. The state routinely monitors public beaches, lakes and ponds for cyanobacteria.


    For more information, or to report an algae bloom, call DES at (603) 419-9229.