The health advisories apply to Black, Deep, Long, Pattison and Scott lakes.

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OLYMPIA — Officials have issued health advisories for five lakes in Thurston County that have tested positive for high levels of toxic blue-green algae.

The Olympian reports the advisories apply to Black, Deep, Long, Pattison and Scott lakes.

Health officials are warning people to stay out of the water and anglers are asked to practice catch and release until the water is deemed safe. Warning signs have been posted at each lake.

Officials are monitoring the lakes until algae levels are at or below normal levels and the advisories can be lifted.