Current Lake Conditions:
Harmful Algae Blooms: No Blooms Reported
Average Secchi Disk Water Clarity: 5.82 meters
Average Surface Water Temperature: 77.4 F
Good afternoon everyone! We will keep this week’s update short and sweet – no blooms have been reported this week.
The average surface temperature has increased by 1.1 degrees fahrenheit from last week’s recorded average temperature of 76.3 degrees F. As surface water temps increase and we shift into that mid-August timeframe, our volunteers and watershed staff are keeping an active eye on water quality, with 148 shoreline surveys completed already this summer! From previous year’s data, we know that mid-August has been a time where we’ve historically started to see isolated pockets of cyanobacteria along shoreline areas. Secchi disk water clarity readings did increase from last week, but the weekly average is trending slightly below this time last year. All this information gathered by our community scientists is taken into account when looking at the current status of the lake, and where we might head in the near future. We thank each of our incredible volunteers for their commitment to consistent and accurate reporting.
Until then – jump on it, and enjoy the hot weekend ahead! And please consider joining us at the CLWA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 16th at 7 PM via zoom as we hear from our Department of Environmental Conservation Watershed Hub Representative Tony Presigiacomo. Tony will share insights from his HABs intensive research study on Canandaigua Lake. Information on how to register
can be found below!