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DEC Announces Start of 2022 “NYHABS” Online and Report System


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers to learn about the harmful algal blooms, or “HABs”.

The DEC is providing a notification system people can use to report possible harmful algal blooms in a specific area or see what areas have been affected.

“We encourage New Yorkers to be on the lookout for HABs and report any sightings to DEC,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “DEC and DOH experts will continue to work closely with local partners to investigate HABs, make significant investments to prevent excess nutrients and other contaminants from affecting water quality, and monitor potential threats to the health or recreational use of waterbodies.”

You can find the HABs map and reporting system HERE.

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