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No HABs on Seneca, Keuka, or Canandaigua lakes this week: Two reported on Cayuga Lake

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  • Staff Report 

During the third week of the Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) survey, no blooms were reported on Keuka and Canandaigua lakes, while two were identified on Cayuga lake.


A recent decrease in surface water temperatures, now in the lower seventies, may be influencing these figures.

Of the 55 shoreline surveys conducted, representing 57% of the zones, approximately 130 volunteers have covered 70% of the shoreline. However, there’s a pressing need for additional volunteers, especially around Glenora Point.

Those residing nearby and keen on contributing can register at the Seneca Lake website.

The organization overseeing the surveys, set on improving Seneca Lake’s quality, will hold its annual meeting on September 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Brewery. Attendees will be updated on yearly achievements and future plans. Both members and non-members are invited, offering an opportunity to network with those passionate about the lake. With the HAB season still young, the public is advised to remain vigilant, as blooms can develop anywhere around the lake.

For real-time alerts on HAB occurrences, one can subscribe to the newly introduced text alert system. The service, costing $30 annually, is open to members, who can join through the official website.