Summer is here in the Finger Lakes. That means algal blooms.
The Livingston County Health Department reports that a ‘lake-wide bloom’ is causing issues on Conesus Lake.
Mainly because people aren’t realizing that there’s a bloom.
Local residents who spoke with News10NBC says this time around doesn’t seem as bad as it has been in the past.
“I was thinking the other day that it doesn’t seem as bad as I’ve seen it before,” Paul Russell told News10NBC.
Still health officials are urging caution. If there are visible blooms- residents should stay out of the water.
“If you come in contact with the blue-green algae you are urged to wash with soap and water as soon as possible and it can be harmful if ingested by people or pets,” Mark Grove told News10NBC. He serves as director of environmental health in Livingston County.