The annual battle against harmful algal blooms is over.
That was Cayuga County Environmental Health Director Eileen O’Connor on last week’s Finger Lakes Morning News
O’Connor on Tuesday told members of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council the carbon filtration systems in the Auburn, Owasco and Wells College water treatment plants have been shut down for the winter after three daily water samples in a row showed no signs of the harmful toxins from the blooms.
She said last week’s it was a pretty good summer overall.
According to the Citizen, council chair Ed Wagner told those at the meeting while it was good news the HABs were not as invasive, the downside was it hindered research efforts to learn more about the blooms and how to stop them