Last week’s algae bloom in New Paltz was reported to the DEC and listed as a suspicious blue-green algae bloom. Although we haven’t confirmed that it was a harmful bloom in the Wallkill, these algae can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and animals. For more info: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html.
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