The City of Geneva is warning of toxic algae spotted along the lakefront of Seneca Lake.
In an email, Geneva officials say there is a possible algae bloom along the lakefront. They are urging people to avoid swimming, fishing and boating in areas with blooms or scum: “Please do not fish, have pets go in the water or kids playing near the edge of the water as there may be a bloom on our lakefront.”
The city says the Department of Public Works is putting up warning signs.
For more information on algae spotted on the lake, you can click here.
Blue green algae can cause extreme allergic reactions for people who come in contact with it and severe illness for people who consume significant amounts of contaminated water.