MAYVILLE – Harmful Algal Blooms – or HABs – are once again becoming a problem in some areas of Chautauqua Lake.
On Friday the County Department of Health and Human Services announced it had documented HABs in areas of the south basin of Chautauqua Lake, including Celoron and near the Interstate 86 bridge over the lake.
Lakewood Village Beach was closed for swimming early last week due to the presence of blue-green algae, but was re-opened Thursday once testing showed that toxin levels had diminished.
Officials say HAB conditions can change rapidly. Those using lakes where an active bloom is present should use caution and not ingest the water.
For more information about harmful algal blooms and general beach status updates, visit the county health department’s website.