LAKE CARMEL, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some Lower Hudson Valley residents looking to find relief from the heat are being told to stay out of the water over concerns of blue-green algae.
If you see a pea soup green slick on a lake, officials say stay out. Blue-green algae is toxic. It can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and skin irritation.
Across the Lower Hudson Valley, blue-green algae blooms have tainted more than half a dozen lakes and beaches have been closed recently in Lake Carmel, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.
“We’re getting all the press…but it’s all over the place,” Town of Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming said. ‘If our getting this attention brings this discussion to the fore then at least something good has come of it.”