Officials express health concerns due to algae bloom
Posted at: 08/20/2013 4:49 PM
| Updated at: 08/20/2013 5:48 PM
By: WNYT Staff
ALBANY COUNTY - Officials in Albany County are warning residents to stay out of Lawson Lake.
The county executive says the lake is not safe to swim in right now thanks to a significant algae bloom.
The blooms, he says, naturally occur in shallow waters especially during hot weather.
They could pose health problems to people and pets.
The county-owned park re-opened to the public last month, however, no swimming is allowed.