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Seneca Lake remains free of HABs for now

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Good news for Seneca Lake as the fourth week passes without any harmful algal blooms (HABs) detected, though upcoming summer-like temperatures could change this status.


As of now, 130 volunteers have been conducting shoreline surveys, covering 70% of the lake’s perimeter. This week saw 55 of such surveys, representing about 57% of designated zones.

However, there’s a call for more hands, especially in the lake’s southwest below Glenora Point. Potential volunteers from the area are encouraged to sign up through the Seneca Lake organization’s website.

Furthermore, an annual meeting is scheduled for September 7th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Brewery. Here, attendees will receive insights into completed projects and future plans.

The event, open to both members and non-members, offers an opportunity to network with others passionate about Seneca Lake’s welfare and to understand the initiatives enhancing its quality. As the HAB season is still in its early stages, the organization remains vigilant and informative, emphasizing that blooms can form anywhere in the lake, especially on calm days. Those interested in supporting the cause can join the organization for a yearly membership starting at $30.