Indian Pines and Red Jacket beaches are once again closed until further notice due to the suspicion of blue green algae, per the New York State Department of Health and the Village of Penn Yan.
The swim areas were closed back on August 4th for the same reason. Both beaches reopened August 9th. The public swimming areas will remain closed until NYS Department of Health clears the area for swimming.
Some blue-green algae can produce toxins. These pose health risks to people and animals if exposed to large enough quantities. People, pets and livestock should avoid contact with water that has scums on the surface or is discolored. Do not drink untreated surface water.
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