Blue Green Algae Advisory on Canandaigua Lake
CANANDAIGUA LAKE BLUE GREEN ALGAE UPDATE
On September 16, 2015, Kevin Olvany, Canandaigua Lake Watershed Manager, reported visual inspections conducted today along the north end of the lake show substantial algae concentrations. Mr. Olvany further reported the whole northern ½ of the lake is seeing substantial increased algae concentrations. The Watershed Manager has also received reports that the southern half of the lake is seeing increased concentrations. Reports suggest the first increase in algae two weeks ago may have partially died off and re-released nutrients that this secondary bloom is utilizing. The warm, calm weather pattern is also believed to be contributing to the increased algae.
The Town of Canandaigua beaches were officially closed for the season on September 6th.
Extreme caution should be used by the public when entering the lake.
Should you have any questions about the lake condition, please contact Kevin Olvany. His contact information is:
Kevin Olvany CPESC CPSWQ
Road Repaving Project - NYS Route 332, Route 5 & 20
NYSDOT’s preventive maintenance project will mill and resurface a portion of Route 332 the New York State Thruway south to County Route 28; a portion of Route 96 between Route 332 east to Glen Carlyn Drive; and a portion of Routes 5&20 between Sucker Brook Creek Bridge (just west of Route 332) and the eastern intersection of Lake Shore Drive.
The construction schedule calls for work to begin on Routes 5 and 20 at the south end of the project during the overnight hours from 6:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for approximately one month. Crews will first make pavement repairs followed by milling and paving. Work will continue during the daytime hours on Route 332 and Route 96. Work is expected to be complete by mid-October.
Traffic will be maintained with the use of single lane closures. Two-way travel will be maintained. Motorists should allow extra travel time to safely pass through the highway work zones.
If you have questions or comments about this project, please contact Joe Hendee, Engineer in Charge, at (585) 272-3340, or via email at email@example.com.
The Ontario County Office for the Aging is participating in the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, “Farmers’ Market Coupon” program that connects low income seniors to the fresh fruits and vegetables available at their local farmers’ market. Coupon books will be available beginning on July 6, 2015.
Click here to view information on the eligibility requirements as well as the distribution schedule throughout Ontario County. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brenda Abel, Volunteer Coordinator, Ontario County Office of the Aging at (585) 396-4577.
To view the Powerpoint presentation from the March 23 Ag Landowner's Meeting, click here
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Click here to view information on Hydrofracking: The Initial Code & Policy Recommendations to the Town Board.
Click here to view the hours and availability of the Town Tax Collector and instructions on how to make your payment.
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