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Owasco Lake Experiences 1st HAB of Season


Owasco Lake has seen its first Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) of the season.

Doctor Adam Effler with the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council told Finger Lakes News Radio that the event occurred last Sunday (June 25) near Conklin Cove.

He added that observations of HABs are on the rise throughout the Finger Lakes.

“Generally, year over year, observations of HABs are increasing throughout the eastern Finger Lakes region, really across the Finger Lakes,” Effler said. “It’s important that we continue to surveil these lakes and document these harmful algal blooms.”

Effler was a guest on FLX Morning where he spoke more on HABs, their causes, and other things related to the lake and its watershed. You can listen to the full interview below:

FLX MORNING PODCAST – Dr. Adam Effler, Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council

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