Results of Sodus Bay Cyanobacteria Toxin Analysis for Samples
|ID # Date Site toxin analysis Concentration (µg/L)|
|12-092 6/10/2012 Dogwood Lane 0.009 No risk|
|12-093 6/10/2012 Skipper’s Marina 0.007 No risk|
|12-094 6/10/2012 Oak Park Marina 0.007 No risk|
|12-095 6/10/2012 Emerald Point Rd. <0.01 No risk|
|12-096 6/10/2012 Arney’s Marina 0.010 No risk|
|12-097 6/10/2012 Katlynn Marina 0.009 No risk|
|12-098 6/10/2012 Public Beach Pier 0.008 No risk|
All samples collected on June 10th were analyzed for blue-green algal toxins using the protein phosphatase inhibition assay.
Water quality was good with no visible blooms present.
Visual assessment via microscopy of the samples showed the presence of blue-green algae for all stations, albeit in very low abundance.
If you believe to have a Blue/Green Algae issue within a localized area near you in concentration please do the following:
Contact Cathy Comfort at our office 315.946.4136
- Provide her with your name, address, phone #, and an email address.
- Also, the site location in relation to a primary road and address if possible where you believe to have seen the algae.
1 Guideline for interpretation of the results
0.0-0.2 μg/L Little to no risk from blue-green algal toxins.
0.2-1.0 μg/L Toxin detected but below the WHO drinking water guidelines: Low Risk
1.0 – 10 μg/L Toxin levels are above the drinking water guidelines but generally below the limits for recreational contact: Moderate Risk
10-20 μg/L Toxin levels are significant and approach the limit for recreational contact. High Risk
>20 μg/L Toxin levels exceed the NYS guidelines for recreational contact. Users should avoid contact with the blooms.