Health Department

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Chautauqua County Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Update

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – This is the first in a series of weekly updates about the occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Chautauqua County lakes.


  • Chautauqua Lake - Widespread HABs in south basin and near Long Point State Park; isolated blooms in the North Basin.


  • Findley Lake - Widespread HABs throughout lake.


Note that HAB conditions can change rapidly. Use caution when entering the water where an active bloom is present. Do not ingest the water. Closely watch children and pets.  If exposed to algae, wash off immediately.  For more information about HABs visit www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/248/Blue-Green-Algae.


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