Lake George HABs Model May Work in Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Times

GENEVA — The data-driven Jefferson Project gives advance warning of harmful algal blooms on Lake George and Skaneateles Lake.

The possibility of it working on Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua and Keuka lakes was floated Wednesday at the 2020 Finger Lakes Research Conference, “Threats to the Finger Lakes,” at the Scandling Center on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It was sponsored by Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association.

Rick Relyea, director of the Jefferson Project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute, explained the project to a crowd numbering more than 200 and suggested it could be a model for other lakes around the world.



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