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HABs Reported on Owasco Lake

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Last Tuesday, August 9th, Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) were found on Owasco lake near the Owasco Country Club. The blooms were found by the Owasco Lake Watershed Association to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

This is the first report of the HABs on the lake, but it was noted the bloom was relatively small and localized. HABs look like discolored water with a paint-like or filmy appearance or floating scum. Cayuga County Health Department states you must stay away from blooms in lakes or streams.

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