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.