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  • Cochiti Lake's Santa Cruz Day-Use Area closed to swimming due to blue-green algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today (Aug. 30, 2019) that effective immediately the Santa Cruz day-use area at Cochiti Lake is closed to swimming due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae in Cochiti Lake. The Cochiti Swim Beach remains closed.
  • Cochiti Lake swim beach closed due to blue-green algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today (Aug. 22, 2019) that effective immediately the Cochiti swim beach is closed due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom in the lake. Other recreation areas remain open, including the boat ramps and the campgrounds. The closure will last until levels no longer pose an increased threat to humans and animals.
  • Portions of Abiquiu Lake reopened

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that the lake has reopened except for swimming along the Cerrito Recreation Area shoreline. Open areas include the boat ramp and land areas within the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area. However, the swim beach is still closed and swimming along the Cerrito shoreline is not allowed due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom.
  • Access to Abiquiu Lake closed due to blue-green algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that effective immediately the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area, at Abiquiu Lake, N.M., including the boat ramp and the swim beach, are closed after tests showed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the reservoir.