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June 25, 2020 Honeoye Lake Update

Surface Water Temperature: 75.9 F

Water Clarity: 27.3 Feet

Lake Level: 803.1 Feet above sea level

Lake Level Relative to Weir: -0.4 Feet


Observations: Monday morning (6/22/20), There was a light Gloeotrichia (blue-green algae) bloom visible in the water column. Light surface scum was seen in serval isolated near shore areas. Gloeotrichia is an early summer species of blue-green algae that gets its nutrients directly from the bottom sediments during the winter and spring.

Water clarity was 27.3 feet. This is more than 3X higher than we usually see in mid-June (Water Clarity ~8 Feet).

Always use your own visual assessment before making contact with the lake water at this time of year as the blue-green algae situation can change daily if not hourly. Please regularly check the DEC HABs alert map for more detailed updates on Honeoye Lake HABs alerts:

https://nysdec.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ae91142c812a4ab997ba739ed9723e6e


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Honeoye Lake Watershed Task Force Members:

Town of Richmond

Town of Canadice

Town of Bristol

Town of South Bristol

Town of Naples

Honeoye Valley Association