Blue-green algae season begins

New York’s blue-green algae season has begun, and state officials recommend people check a public notification website before venturing into unfamiliar waters. Ten lakes and ponds now appear on the Department of Environmental Conservation site as having confirmed or suspected algal toxin in their waters.

Naturally occurring blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, can release potentially dangerous toxins into waterways when they bloom, or… Continue reading Blue-green algae season begins