Observation Dates: Thru 8/14/2022
% Zones Monitored: 70%
Suspicious Blooms: 0
Confirmed Blooms: 0
Week two of the Seneca Pure Waters' Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring season is in the books and there were no blooms found. We had 57 zones covered or about 70% of the actively monitored zones.
Although we did not have any blooms again this past week (8/8/22 - 8/14/22), we did have our first reports of HABS today, 8/16/22.
First reports were from the Southwest region but two more report have come in from the Northeast, so they are out there around the lake. They were first spotted away from shore late morning, but drifted to shore in early afternoon. The cyanobacteria detected is widespread and not very intense. It appears as green and cloudy streaky patches along the shoreline.