KIMBALL, Neb.- A southern panhandle lake has been cleared for recreational activities, just in time for the labor day weekend.

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has given the all-clear for water activities at Oliver Reservoir.

The reservoir and swimming beaches have been on a toxic algae health alert since the beginning of August.

Earlier tests showed the reservoir’s water contained higher than average levels of the toxic algae microcystin.

But tests taken this week show levels are back to normal, and the water is once again safe for swimming, boating, fishing and other activities.

The Oliver Reservoir is tested weekly to monitor microcystin and e. coli bacteria levels.

Results of the weekly tests can be found here