A test concluded water in the Hulls Gulch area was not at toxic levels for humans, pets or wildlife, the city of Boise announced this week in response to concerns after a dog’s death in August.
Even so, blue-green algae, which can produce fatal toxins, was found in the Hulls Gulch pond and determined to be at a level of “potential concern,” according to the city report.
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Boise posted signage in the area to warn to notify the public about the potential hazard to people and their pets, according to the report.
Hulls Gulch Creek was also tested and did not contain any algae. Cyanide there was undetectable and E. coli was at low to moderate levels, according to the report.
The city is working with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and Central District Health Department to respond to the problem and treat the pond. Staff is also working to screen all bodies of water in the city for algae, according to the report.