The season for dangerous algal blooms on upstate New York water our bodies has arrived, and Cayuga Lake is experiencing essentially the most confirmed experiences.
In line with the state Division of Environmental Conservation’s HABs map, there have been 23 confirmed blooms of the poisonous algae on Cayuga Lake over the previous two weeks. No different water physique within the state is displaying greater than three present blooms.
The Cayuga Lake blooms embrace a number of alongside shoreline in Cayuga County. Final week, the Cayuga County Well being Division stated HABs pressured the closure of swimming areas on the Wells Faculty dock and the seaside at Camp Casper Gregory.
The Wells Faculty dock space remained closed to swimming as of Tuesday morning, with one other confirmed bloom reported as not too long ago as Monday, in response to the village of Aurora web site.
HABs – July 20
The state Division of Environmental Conservation’s dangerous algal blooms map reveals 23 confirmed blooms in Cayuga County over the previous two weeks.
The present Cayuga Lake blooms are unfold all through, with 12 in Cayuga County, six in Seneca County and 5 in Tompkins County.
There no different lively HABs confirmed in Cayuga County as of Tuesday, in response to the DEC map.
HABs may cause a variety of well being issues when contacted by individuals and pets. Thus far, the blooms detected in Cayuga Lake haven’t affected any consuming water provides.