Blue-green algae pop up at popular lakes

A summer bummer at some of the most popular hot spots.

Blue-green algae is keeping swimmers out of public beach areas in Honeoye and Canandaigua Lakes. Experts say the summer invader grows depending on the weather.

The sun, warmth, and calm lake water all play a part in the increase of blue-green algae blooms.

Jordana Hinkson took a 40-minute drive from her home in Livingston County to Sandy Bottom Beach at Honeoye Lake on Friday.

“We have to drive at least to Canandaigua,” Hinkson said. “There’s not very many places to take [my daughter] swimming.”

Sandy Bottom Beach has been closed since Tuesday.

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