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Over 12 harmful algal blooms reported along Owasco Lake

As local health and environmental officials predicted last week, the number of suspected harmful algal blooms on Owasco Lake has increased significantly in the past several days.

According to the state’s official online tool for showing reported blooms, 14 cases of suspected blooms are now active in the lake as of Sunday afternoon. Of those cases, six are classified as “large, localized” blooms, one is “widespread” and the rest are “small localized.”

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