Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Event Information
Bloom Code 23-3492-B3
Water Body Cayuga Lake
Latitude and Longitude 42.6537, -76.6612
Segment Lakeshore Segment Southeast 1: Elmwood Point to Lake Ridge Point
County Cayuga
Extent Small Localized (few properties)
Bloom Reported October 18, 2023
Bloom Sampled October 18, 2023
Microscopic Examination October 18, 2023
Bloom Genera [1]
Microscopy Present Dominant
Bloom Chemistry
Total Chlorophyll a 72.2 ug/L
Total Microcystin and Nodularins (EPA 546) [2] 13.2 ug/L
[1] Genera - plural of genus, a category of classification in biology that ranks between the family level and the species level. Because there are many different species of bacteria that are difficult to distinguish, it is more useful to classify bacteria by genus rather than species.
[2] Microcystin
Map of HAB event
Bloom Description

very sparse bloom along Clearview Rd. in King Ferry, NY.