Constantia, N.Y. - Scratch another swimming hole off your list.
Oswego County Health Department announced today that the David C. Webb Memorial Park Beach on Oneida Lake is closed to swimming due to presence of a algal bloom. The park is located on Route 49 in the town of Constantia.
Water sampling will be conducted to confirm there are no toxins before the beach is re-opened.
“The beach will remain closed until the blooms have cleared,” said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang.
People and animals should not swim at the bathing beach and should stay out of the water to avoid contact with any algal blooms, scums, and colored water. Blue-green algal blooms can turn the water green and form thick scums on the water surface. Certain types of algal blooms can release toxins that may cause skin or eye irritation if exposed, or diarrhea and vomiting if ingested.