Toxic Algae Spreads To More New York Lakes
Here in Central New York we've been dealing with all sorts of algae problems in Oneida Lake. It appears more lakes and ponds in New York are affected even more.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is reporting that 48 water bodies have suspected or confirmed or outbreaks of blue-green algae. Here's a list of those affected as of 7/28/2017:
According to New York Upstate, the number of outbreaks will likely grow. August and early September are peak times for the blooms.
More than 100 of about 1,000 samples have tested positive for blue-green algae this year at one of the main testing labs, at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Residents are encouraged to report suspected outbreaks to DEC.