A large crowd of concerned residents gathered in the Skaneateles High School auditorium on Oct. 4 to discuss the recent algae bloom in Skaneateles Lake.
The event, put on by the Skaneateles High School Environmental Club, included short lectures and a panel discussion.
The algae bloom, which appeared in mid-September, raised concerns of potential health risks to those using the water. The bloom is especially shocking to long-time Skaneateles residents, who know their lake as being especially clean and clear, and long considered the lake to be "invincible" to algae.
"We have had a serious wake-up call," Robert Warner, former SUNY-ESF professor, said.