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Informational Resources re: Owasco Lake Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Program
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The City of Auburn works in partnership with the Cayuga County Health Department to communicate issues related to our public drinking water supply in the event harmful algal blooms impact our drinking water supply.  The source of public drinking water for the City of Auburn is Owasco Lake.

The Cayuga County Health Department collects untreated and treated water samples from the City of Auburn and Town of Owasco’s water treatment plants to monitor for toxins associated with harmful blue-green algae.

To keep up to date with the latest available information from the Cayuga County Health Department visit this webpage: http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Health/Important-News

Other resources available from our local, state and federal government agencies regarding harmful algal blooms:


New York State Department of Health: Blue-Green Algae Advice available for download (PDF).


The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Program tracks and reports the development of harmful algal blooms on Owasco Lake.  Owasco Lake is the source of public water supply for public water users supplied by the City of Auburn and the Town of Owasco. The City of Auburn provides public water to residents in the City of Auburn, the Towns of Aurelius, Fleming Water District 6, Throop, Mentz, Brutus, Montezuma, Sennett, Springport Water District 2, and the Villages of Port Byron, Weedsport, and Cayuga. The Town of Owasco provides public water to residents in the Town of Owasco and Town of Fleming Water District.



The following webpages contain educational information on Harmful Algal Blooms

Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Monitoring Program  http://www.owascoinspection.org/algal-bloom-monitoring-1 

Cayuga County Health Department webpage on Blue Green Algae - Cyanobacteria: http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Health/Environmental-Health/Blue-Green-Algae 

New York State Department of  Health Blue-green Algae Frequently Asked Questions webpage:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation  Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) webpage: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html 

United States Environmental Protection Agency: The Problem, Nutrient Pollution:


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