The Seneca Lake Shoreline Monitoring program is a SLPWA initiative made possible by a collaboration with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) and the State University of New York Environmental School of Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse. The program relies on SLPWA volunteers to make weekly observations of a portion of Seneca Lake’s shoreline in a effort to collect data regarding the algae growth.
The objectives of the Shoreline Monitoring is two-fold:
- Discover places where HABs blooms are occurring in order to alert users of the water in those areas of the hazard.
- Learn about the locales and conditions under which such blooms occur in order to understand ways of preventing or minimizing their occurrence on the lake.
|Examples of Harmful Blue-green Algae Blooms|
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- New York State Department of Health
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Dogs and HABs
- DEC Video – How to collect a HABs Sample