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Two Public Beaches Closed Due to Blue-Green Algae
August 04, 2014

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Oneida Shores Beach and Joseph F.
William Memorial Park Beach, both in the Town of Cicero, will be closed to swimming due to dense
algae bloom containing blue-green algae. Swimming will not be allowed until further notice.

Blue-green algal blooms can turn the water green and can form thick surface scums on the water.
Certain types of blue-green algae can release toxins that may cause skin or eye irritation, or diarrhea and
vomiting if ingested. People and animals should keep out of the water where algae blooms are present
in any body of water.

More can be learned about blue]green algae at:


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