The number of harmful algal blooms in New York is already on the rise.
Speaking on Monday’s Finger Lakes Morning News, Cayuga County Planning Director Steve Lynch said the health department is leading the county’s battle against the HABs.
The county is also working closely with Wells College and the Village of Union Springs to monitor the blooms and the invasive hydrilla weed.
Reports say the state last week recorded blooms in 19 bodies of water in the Finger Lakes, Central New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island. That’s more than double the number recorded over the Memorial Day weekend.