On Wednesday, August 16, 2023, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) notified the Uncas Health District of an algae bloom at Avery Pond.
Avery Pond is a natural water body located in the Town of Preston.
Avery Pond is near the intersection of Route 2 and Route 164 in Preston
The pond has a state-owned boat launch located on the northern shore.
The state is recommending people be alert and avoid skin contact with water that:
- Looks like spilled paint;
- Has surface scums, mats, or films;
- Is discolored or has colored streaks like green, blue, red, or brown;
- Has green globs floating below the surface.
Families should keep children and pets away from the algae blooms and rinse off any exposed skin or animal fur with clean water.