Jamesville, N.Y. - Jamesville Beach is closed for swimming.
The county has closed the beach because of visual presence of an algal bloom.
Water sampling will be conducted to confirm there are no toxins before the beach is reopened.
Certain types of 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 algal blooms are present in any body of water.
The park’s other amenities remain open during normal hours of operation.
The Health Department recommends taking the following precautions:
Don’t swim, wade, boat, or fish near blooms or scums and don’t eat fish caught from waters with blooms
Don’t drink the water
Keep children and animals away from any blooms or scums
Rinse with clean water if exposed
To learn more about blue-green algae visit:
Blue-Green Algae and Health: ny.gov/HarmfulAlgae
Pets and Algae Blooms: dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/habspets.pdf <http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/habspets.pdf>
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: ny.gov/hab <http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html>