Seneca Lake is a drinking water and recreation source for our community and beyond. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is monitoring water quality and educating the community about best practices for our lake. Membership dues, donations and grants help to fund our water quality monitoring programs and our efforts to preserve Seneca Lake for future generations.
Support Seneca Lake Pure Water Association’s efforts to preserve Seneca Lake for future generations by:
Share your love for Seneca Lake this year by giving Gift Memberships to Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (SLPWA).
Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (SLPWA) invites the greater Seneca Lake community to attend a public forum about Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Trained volunteers from the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association shoreline surveillance program have been reporting likely cyanobacteria HABs at numerous shoreline and open water locations on Seneca Lake. These reports are still ongoing.
Yates County Department of Health HABs Update:
Recreational exposures can occur while swimming, wading, fishing, or boating in areas with harmful algal blooms, if water is touched or swallowed, or when airborne droplets are inhaled. Exposure to harmful algal blooms can cause diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation; and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties. Seek medical attention if you experience these symptoms after exposure to harmful algal blooms.