Conesus Lake clear of harmful algae bloom, according to health department

Created: September 05, 2020 07:46 AM

CONESUS, N.Y. (WHEC) —  The Livingston County Department of Health reports that no visible harmful algal blooms have been identified on Conesus Lake on Friday. 

The department first found algae bloom along the eastern shoreline back in June.


Since then, the Livingston County Department of Health has done a thorough sweep of the lake and found the lake to be clear of the harmful bacteria.

Contact with the algae bloom may result in some health issues such as itching, rashes, fever, headache, upper respiratory symptoms, vomiting, and diarrhea.

The health department says the public drinking water supply was never affected by the bloom and is safe to use.

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