Bloom Updates

Please find below recent updates on the reporting of Harmful Algal Blooms.  The map on this page shows the 36 different zones that are regularly monitored by 45 different citizen volunteers trained by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

To view recent and past reports of Harmful Algal Blooms in New York state, please click HERE.

For more information on Harmful Algal Blooms from the NYSDEC please click HERE.

2021

8-26-21 – Multiple “Localized” Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) observed at Zones 3506, 3507, 3527, Borodino Landing and south of Ten Mile near Lourde’s Camp. Full SLA HAB report Communication HERE

8-22-21 – Four “Localized” Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) observed at Zones 3501, 3524, 3525, and 3534. Cyanobacterial Microcystis colonies were indicated as present in the sample taken by the City of Syracuse Water Department in Zone 3525 at 11:24 am and since dissipated as of 2 PM. Full SLA HAB report communication HERE.

8-20-21 – Two “Small Localized” Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) observed at Zone 3502 at 842 AM and Zone 3524 at 9:30 AM.  Cyanobacterial Microcystis colonies were indicated as present in the sample taken by the City of Syracuse Water Department in Zone 3524. Full SLA HAB report communication HERE.

Recent 2021 NYSDEC reports of Harmful Algal Blooms can be found by clicking HERE to access NYHABS map.

2020

9-25-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Possible Small Localized HABs reported – Zones 3525, 3524, 3502 and NE of lake North and South of Skaneateles Sailing Club – Click HERE to view

9-21-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Possible Small Localized HABs reported – Zones 3525, 3524, and NE of lake by Shotwell Point – Click HERE to view

9-17-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Possible Small Localized HAB reported – Zone 3524 – Click HERE to view

9-15-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Small Localized HAB reported  – Click HERE to view

9-15-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Possible Small Localized HAB reported – Zone 3524 – Click HERE to view

9-9-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Possible Small Localized HAB reported – Zone 3502 – Click HERE to view

9-8-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Small Localized HAB reported – Zone 3525 – Click HERE to view

8-13-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Small Localized HAB Confirmed – Zone 3525 – Click HERE to view

8-10-20 – SLA HAB Notice – Small Localized HAB confirmed – Zone 3525- Click HERE to view

2019

Archived NYSDEC 2019 Harmful Algal Bloom notices can be found by clicking HERE.

 

2018

Week of 7/20/18     No Blooms

Week of 7/27/18     No Blooms

Week of 8/3/18       Bloom on 8/4 in Zone 3525, Bloom on 8/5 in Zone 3501, Bloom on 8/7 in Zone 3524. DISSIPATED.

Week of 8/10/18     No Blooms

Week of 8/17/18     No Blooms

Week of 8/24/18     No Blooms

Week of 8/31/18     No Blooms

Week of 9/7/18       On 9/4/18 confirmed HAB with high toxins in Zone 3524. Other suspicious blooms were seen on the west side spanning from Zones 3524 to 3516. DISSIPATED.

Week of 9/14/18      On 9/13/18 confirmed HAB near zones 3511, 3514, 3515, 3524, and in Mandana. DISSIPATED

Week of 9/21/18      On 9/16/18 confirmed HAB in zone 3502. DISSIPATED.

Week of 9/28/18      On 9/27/18 confirmed HAB in zone 3524. DISSIPATED.

Week of 10/5/18       No Blooms

Week of 10/12/18      On 10/8/18 confirmed HAB in zone 3524. DISSIPATED.

2021 Skaneateles Lake Shoreline Monitoring Zones for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

36 zones monitored by 45 NYSDEC trained citizen volunteers