Water Quality Update for Friday July 16, 2021
As no news is often good news, we are happy to report that there were no blooms observed by volunteers or watershed staff this week.
With help from our friends at Seneca Lake Pure Waters, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 interactive HABs map is now live on the CLWA website and can be found on the Association's Shoreline Monitoring page. This map provides real time information from volunteer monitors as soon as they upload a bloom report. Visitors to the page can click on the red dots to pull up information submitted, including the date bloom was reported, location, bloom extent, description, as well as photos. Please note that this map serves as a record of the blooms that have been reported over the previous 2 weeks. Water quality conditions can change daily, if not hourly.
As we move into late July, please continue to use your visual indicators to look for signs of active bloom conditions. As recommended by the DEC, if you see it, avoid it.
Volunteers and watershed staff will be continuing daily observations throughout July, August and September and we will communicate any significant changes in bloom activity through our weekly email updates, on our websites, and on the Association's facebook page. To report suspicious blooms, use HABS@canandaigualakeassoc.org.
Enjoy your weekend!