The Cayuga County Health Department said Wednesday that a water sample taken from Owasco Lake has tested positive for blue-green algae.
According to a news release, the health department says residents reported seeing algae blooms on the lake and were concerned that it was blue-green algae. A sample was taken and sent to the New York State Department of Health. The agency confirmed it was blue-green algae.
The county health department advises residents to avoid contact with water that is discolored or has "surface scums."
People with questions should contact the Cayuga County Health Department's Environmental Health Division at 253-1405 or visit www.cayugacounty.us/hhs/doh.