Harmful Algal Blooms (EPA)


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http://www2.epa.gov/nutrientpollution/harmful-algal-blooms#pane-2
Harmful algal blooms are a major environmental problem in all 50 states. Known as red tides, blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, harmful algal blooms have severe impacts on human health, aquatic ecosystems and the economy.

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Harmful algal bloom in St. Johns River, Florida
Girl protecting her nose from algae's odor
 

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Aquatic bird leaving wetlands covered in algae

Bright green algae

 

News & Events 7/9/2017

Butterfield Lake water caution

A cottage owner has gotten quite sick - possibly from the lake water.  He has been hospitalized with respiratory problems since late last week.  Here is an update from him and a cautionary message in his own words:

From the cottage owner:

Update – Dr. was just in.  They are now convinced I have an unknown infection. 

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NYSFOLA News 6/23/2015

Thanks , Brad.

Thanks , Brad.Photos of New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA)He got the Blue Heron Award...although I'm not sure he (the fish) really wanted it. — at The Crossings....

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