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Pilot program launched to help contain the spread of harmful algal blooms in Skaneateles Lake

A pilot program has been launched for harmful algal bloom detection on Skaneateles Lake.

Senator John Mannion secured the $100,000 in funding for the program according to Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh.

By combating the blooms the program will work to protect Syracuse’s drinking water infrastructure, tourism and people’s lives around the lake.


The partnership for the program is with Skaneateles Lake Association and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

The lake has seen many HABs in recent years that have even threatened the drinking water of residents. With this program if HABs are detected a remediation system will be triggered to use air bubbles that will kill the blooms.



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