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60 toxic algae blooms reported across New York state

With the peak of the algae bloom season yet to come, 60 blooms have been reported in the past two weeks in New York state.

The blooms were discovered across the state, from Long Island to Western New York, and in water bodies ranging from small park ponds to a bay off Lake Ontario. Some of the blooms were confined to small areas, while others were spread across large bodies of water.

Four Finger Lakes are on the list — Canandaigua, Honeyoye, Keuka and Otisco. No blooms have been found in Skaneateles Lake, the unfiltered source of drinking water for the city of Syracuse. Last year, all 11 Finger Lakes had a bloom at some point.

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