Category: Water Quality Updates

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry PhD Student Studying Benthic Cyanobacteria on Canandaigua Lake

Abby Webster is a PhD student at SUNY ESF studying benthic and attached cyanobacteria in the Finger Lakes. She works closely with the team at the Finger Lakes Institute in Geneva to conduct her field work, and last summer, deployed

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Lake Level Update for November 2, 2021

Last week’s rains, ranging from 4-7 inches across the watershed, brought the lake level up by 1.8 feet. In recent days, the lake level reached a high of 689.84 (feet above sea level) and as of today (11/2) it is

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Water Quality Update for October 15 , 2021

Water Quality Update for October 15, 2021 Welcome to the final Friday Water Quality Update of the season. Last week, we reported on a significant bloom event that started on Monday October 4th– occurring mostly on the west of the

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Water Quality Update for October 5, 2021

Although we are in-between our regularly scheduled Friday updates, we wanted to report that we have been seeing harmful algae blooms along the shoreline the last two days. Conditions have been relatively calm, but a subtle northeast wind means we

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Water Quality Update for October 1, 2021

We are in the final days of the Volunteer Shoreline Harmful Algae Bloom Program, with an official end date of Sunday, October 3rd. Next Friday will be our last weekly water quality update. We hope you have found these weekly

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Water Quality Update for September 17, 2021

In this issue: Water Quality Update for 9/17/2021 Reminder to Clean, Drain, Dry!   Reminder: DEC Gill Netting    So far this week:  33 surveys performed  2 Confirmed Blooms (occurred on September 13th, September 14th)  Welcome to the 12th edition of

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Water Quality Update for September 10, 2021

In this issue: Water Quality Update for 9/10/2021 Thank You for Lighting up the Lake with LED Flares!  Reminder: DEC Gill Netting     So far this week:  27 surveys performed  No Blooms Reported Welcome to the 11th edition of

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Water Quality Update for August 27, 2021

Welcome to your Friday Water Quality Update! The good news is that the vast majority of our 10,500 acre lake and 36 miles of shoreline remains free of significant concentrations of blue green algae (cyanobacteria).  As of  3 pm today

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Kershaw Swim Beach Closed

Kershaw Swim Beach was closed on Saturday, August 21st due to the presence of blue green algae. The City of Canandaigua staffing informs us that it will remain closed the rest of the season due to staffing issues. The dog

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Water uality Update for August 20, 2021

In this issue: Water Quality Update for 8/20/2021 What are those little green “blobs”? About HABs: photos, resources, and further reading   So far this week:  33 surveys performed  5 suspicious blooms reported this afternoon (Friday 8/20)  Welcome to your

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