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Blue-green algae blooms detected on Seneca Lake

Blue-green algae has been detected in Seneca Lake.

This comes after tests were conducted on some bloom samples taken from the lake on Thursday.

According to the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, this is the fifth straight year the algae has appeared in the lake. The organization says the blooms tend to appear in mid-September.

The organization says more bloom samples are going to be processed Friday.

Blue-green algae can have a number of appearances, including green dots or globs on the water’s surface, streaks or a pea soup-like look.

The blooms can cause skin irritation, or problems for the lungs, liver or nervous system. People and animals are told to steer clear of the algae.

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