In summer, the city of Stuttgart warned of an increased concentration of cyanobacteria in the Möhringer Prostsee and in the Max-Eyth-See. Now there is good news and bad news.
The change of weather also has its good sides. The press office of the city of Stuttgart reports that there is no longer any danger of blue-green algae in the Möhringer Probstsee. However, the warning about blue-green algae in the Max-Eyth-See near Stuttgart-Hofen still applies.
Contact with blue-green algae can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and skin rashes in humans. Dogs can even die. However, they are still present in water in low concentrations and are harmless. But their concentration increases when the temperature of the water increases. Contrary to what its name suggests, they are neither algae nor bruises. These are the cyanobacteria that are visible as green streaks in the water.