Blue Green Algae Update

Yesterday we had a few reports of small, isolated areas of surface streaking/concentrations of blue green algae along the east side of the lake. The warm, calm, sunny weather Tuesday and Wednesday was likely contributing to the increase in algae at the lake surface.  We checked a few spots on Thursday morning, but did not find any concentrations.  Overall lake clarity is lower than average due to higher algae concentrations.  The forecast for the next 10 days shows more sunny and warm weather to come.  Please keep an eye out for blue green algae concentrations over the next few weeks.  If you see anything suspicious, please send a photo and the location to Kevin Olvany (klo@canandaiguanewyork.gov) and Kim McGarry (kmcgarry@canandaiguanewyork.gov) at the Watershed Council. 

 

 

Remember, if you see potential blue green algae blooms, avoid it!

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