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Still no HABs in Seneca Lake, SLPWA says

As of Monday, Aug. 19, no Harmful Algal Blooms have been found on Seneca Lake.

The same can’t be said for Cayuga, Keuka and Canandaigua lakes. All three have reported HAB sightings.

The second week of monitoring the shoreline of Seneca Lake by volunteers from Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association ended Aug. 19. SLPWA reported that no suspicious or confirmed blooms have been seen.

“Early September seems to be the time when conditions are right and blooms take off on our lake,” said Frank D’Orio, SLPWA HABs director. “This year could be different. We will have to wait and see. Choppy water seems to be the norm for late summer this year.”

He said blooms are seldom seen when water is rough.

“Warm temperatures, plenty of sunlight and calm water are the conditions the blooms like the most,” he added.

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