By Glenn Colin
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The number of lakes and ponds with toxic algae blooms continues to grow in New York state.
The Department of Environmental Conservation reported today that 48 water bodies have suspected or confirmed or outbreaks of blue-green algae. A week ago, 39 lakes and ponds had the algae.
Sixteen lakes or ponds were new to the list this week. Some water bodies dropped off as the outbreaks dissipated, while others had new outbreaks.
The number of outbreaks will likely grow, as August and early September are peak times for the blooms. The algae produces toxins that can damage human livers and can also kill pets.
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Source: newyorkupstate.com (via The Empire Report)