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Posted on: August 26, 2022

No Visible Harmful Algal Blooms to Report - 8.26.22

Consenus Lake

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y., August 26, 2022 - Based on surveillance performed August 26th, 2022, no visible harmful algal blooms (blue green algae) have been identified on Conesus Lake. Blooms were first identified this year on July 12th, 2022, throughout Conesus Lake. Blooms occur when algae multiply very rapidly over a short period of time, usually in calm, warm water. There are thousands of different algae species; however, a few of these may produce toxins. The toxins are a concern when there is a high level present in the water.

 

Although there have been no observed blooms, conditions remain conducive to additional bloom activity. The Livingston County Department of Health is monitoring for algae blooms and may collect samples of the water if the bloom is concentrated and persistent.  Harmful algal blooms may persist in varying degrees and at various locations throughout the summer and fall seasons.  The public water supply is safe for drinking. 

 

Questions may be directed to the Livingston County Department of Health. The Livingston County Department of Health can be reached at (585) 243-7280 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by e-mail: 

dept-of-health@co.livingston.ny.us

 

Please share this information with other people in the area who may not have received this notice directly.



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