Blue-green algae found on Skaneateles Lake, Syracuse's source of drinking water

SKANEATLES, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Blue-green algae blooms have been found in Skaneateles Lake-- one of Central New York’s biggest sources of drinking water.

The City of Syracuse’s water department was notified about the blooms.

Tests are currently being done on the water, but the mayor’s office says they do not believe the algae poses a risk to the water supply.

The blooms are more localized in the middle part of the lake near Mandana or Woodland.

The water intakes for Syracuse are at the northern end and away from the shore, so it should not be affected, according to a biochemistry professor at ESF.

It is unknown if the algae is toxic at this time.

This is a developing story.

NewsChannel 9 and LocalSYR.com will have updates as they become available.
 


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