CONESUS LAKE — The Livingston County Health Department has issued an advisory for a harmful bloom of algal (Blue Green Algae) in areas of Conesus Lake.
The public water supply is fine for drinking but the public is advised not to drink or use the lake water for cooking and do not swim, wade, play, or come into direct contact with water that is discolored or has scums on the surface.
“The Livingston County Department of Health is monitoring for algae blooms and may collect samples of the water if the bloom is concentrated and persistent. Harmful algal blooms may persist in varying degrees and at various locations throughout the summer and fall seasons” states the health advisory release.
The advisory further advises that when you come in to contact with any water in Conesus Lake you should wash what was in contact with soap and clean water. Contact with the algae may result in some health effects such as itching, rashes, fever, headache, upper respiratory symptoms, vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms are not just caused by harmful algae contact. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you should seek medical advice.
Any questions about this occurance can be directed at the Liv. Co. Department of Health at 585-243-7280 or can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.