Two more harmful algal blooms have been confirmed on Seneca Lake.
Last week, volunteers submitted water samples from 9 “suspicious” blooms. The state Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed the presence of HABs in two of the water samples taken from the southeast region of the lake near Lodi. They are still waiting for the confirmation regarding the remaining 7 water samples. 8 HABS have been confirmed on Seneca Lake. An updated HAB location map can be found below for Seneca Lake.
A new suspicious bloom was found at the Finger Lakes Visitors Center Sunday.
The number of New York water bodies with harmful algae blooms spiked to 90 last week.
GRAY = No Bloom per laboratory results.
GREEN = Suspicious Bloom Reported via the HABs Hotlines.
YELLOW = Suspicious Bloom Reported via a Pure Waters Volunteer
ORANGE = NYSDEC Confirmed Bloom
RED = NYSDEC Confirmed Bloom with High Toxins