|Good afternoon everyone,
Canandaigua Lake made it on the map this week, with the first bloom of the season reported on the morning of Tuesday, August 16th. The initial report came in by a member of the community through the HABs@canandaigualakeassoc.org email address, accompanied by a photo. In response to this report, a CLWA trained volunteer surveyed the area and took a sample. The sampled bloom location was off the west side of the City Pier near Sutters Marina, and was large but localized. This area has little water movement and a lot of plant fragments, and streaks of cyanobacteria were observed mixed in with some of the plant fragments in this area (see image, below).
Trained volunteers and watershed staff submitted 57 reports from around the lake this week, and the 8/16 bloom has so far been the only bloom reported.