Harmful blue green algae found throughout Conesus Lake

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Livingston County Department of Health (LCDH) is once again warning that harmful blue green algae was found throughout Conesus Lake.

The LCDH said the public water supply is safe for drinking, but people should avoid drinking water from the lake or using it for cooking.

The LCDH also said you should not swim, wade, or play in the lake where there the water is discolored or has scums on its surface.

If people or pets do come in contact with the water, the LCDH says you should wash the area with soap and water.

The LCDH said you should always rinse after coming into contact with surface water, even if algae isn’t present, and avoid contact with surface water if you have cuts or open wounds.

Anyone with questions about blue green algae can contact the LCDH at 585-243-7280 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email dept-of-health@co.livingston.ny.us.