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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:


Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2018

Additional Findings of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

Jamesville Beach Closed for Swimming Due to Visual Presence of Algal Bloom

Oneida Shores Beach Reopened for Swimming

Clift Park and Skaneateles Country Club Beaches Reopened for Swimming

Mosquito Pool Found Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

Clift Park and Skaneateles Country Club Beaches Closed Due to Visual Presence of Algal Bloom

Extreme Heat Precautions

Two Mosquito Pools Found Positive for West Nile Virus

Oneida Shores Beach Closed for Swimming

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