2018 Seneca Lake Shoreline Monitoring Program
Over 100 Pure Waters volunteers are monitoring the shorelines of Seneca Lake for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) from July 28th until the end of September. Suspicious and Confirmed blooms are shown on the 2018 Seneca Lake Interactive HABs Map.
Exposure to any cyanobacteria HABs can cause health effects in people and animals when water with blooms is touched, swallowed, or when airborne droplets are inhaled. This is true regardless of toxin levels; some blue-green algae produce toxins, while others do not. Exposure to blooms and toxins can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties. People and pets should avoid contact with blooms, and should rinse off with clean water if contact occurs. For more information go to www.health.ny.gov/harmfulalgae.
2018 HABs Summary
|Water Samples collected from Suspicious Blooms
and submitted to lab for analysis
test results exceed 25 µg/L Bluegreen Chlorophyll
|Confirmed Blooms with High Toxins:
test results exceed test results exceed of 20 µg/L Microcystin
Report Suspicious Algal Blooms!
Call: 800-220-1609 or Email: [email protected]
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- Identifying HABs
- Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) Information Sheet
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