Skaneateles Lake & Lake George Partner on Algae Bloom Prevention

SOURCE: Gwendolyn Craig, The Post-Star

A Class AA water body and sister lake to Lake George has already experienced multiple toxic algal blooms this summer, and The Jefferson Project is hoping to find out why. Skaneateles Lake, a Finger Lake in Onondaga County that provides drinking water to the city of Syracuse and multiple surrounding towns and villages, was plagued with the blooms last year, too. The Jefferson Project, an environmental monitoring system developed by IBM Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The Fund for Lake George, is expanding from Lake George to Skaneateles Lake with a monitoring platform already set up, according to a release.