Toxic algae discovered on Irondequoit Bay

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IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — Irondequoit Bay is one of 13 new locations reported to have toxic algae blooms.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation says the blooms were found on the East Irondequoit shoreline.

The toxic algae has been discovered on 39 lakes in New York State.

It can make people sick and even kill pets.

Similar toxic algae was discovered in the pond at the Ellison Dog Park. That area of the dog park is closed until further notice, as of Tuesday morning.

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