Lake Needwood

  • Algae in Lake Needwood is toxic, officials warn

    7/25/13 11:45 PM

    Lake Needwood in Rockville is a picturesque and popular recreation spot. Unfortunately, it now comes with a health alert. Officials say that weeks of searing heat encouraged algae in the lake to bloom excessively, producing a toxin called microcystin.

  • Lake Needwood in Rockville tests positive for toxic algae

    10/18/12 3:58 PM Comment

    Park officials in Montgomery County are keeping close watch on Lake Needwood after the water tested positive for toxic algae. It can cause severe liver damage if ingested.