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New harmful algal notification system includes interactive map, daily updates

As temperatures rise and harmful algal bloom season moves closer, the state Tuesday launched a new notification and reporting system for the potentially toxic problem that’s plagued Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles and other lakes throughout New York.

The new NYHABS system features an interactive map showing specifically where a HAB is reported, compared to the general area listed weekly by the previous system, as well as an updated reporting form available to the public, according to a joint release from the state departments of Environmental Conservation and Health.

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