Harmful algae blooms spotted at Chautauqua Lake

Posted at 2:24 AM, Jul 22, 2020

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — You might want to spend these beautiful summer days outside, but you need to be careful about where you swim.

There's a dangerous buildup of harmful algae in Chautauqua Lake, according to the Chautauqua County Health Department.

This can be harmful to both you and your pets.

Chautauqua Lake dealt with similar issues last August.

If you see something that looks like pea soup in the lake, make sure you keep your family and pets out of the water.