Harmful Algal Blooms confirmed in Dryden Lake

Multiple blue-green algae blooms, known as Harmful Algal Blooms, have been confirmed in Cayuga Lake this summer, and most recently in Dryden Lake.

The Tompkins County Health Department put out an alert Tuesday, urging residents and visitors to beware of the blue-green algae. Local lakes continue to be monitored for HABs.

"These blooms can occur in any calm body of water and may produce toxins that are harmful to people and animals. Do not drink the water and avoid contact with the water if it appears discolored or has an unpleasant odor," the health department said in a news release.

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