Dangerous algae blooms found in part of Conesus Lake

Created: 08/20/2014 7:49 AM WHEC.com

The Livingston County Health Department is warning people who are planning on spending time along Conesus Lake about blue-green algae.

Officials say the blooms, which are known to cause itching, rashes and dermatitis, have been found in the middle and north end of the lake in addition to the shoreline. People are also being told not to drink or swim in parts of the lake contaminated with algae. The lake is still open and officials say it is still safe to participate in activities where the algae is not present.

If you do come in contact with the algae, you're advised to wash the area with soap and clean water.

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