If you walk your dog near the lakes, beware!.  Yep, it's the time of year that blue-green Algae has grown in our ponds and lakes.

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WGRZ has sadly reported on dogs that have died from swimming in water where this growth is present.

 Our partners in San Antonio spoke with a veterinarian about what people should be on the lookout for, and those blooms are present here in Western New York, including in Chautauqua Lake.
Here is a map from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.  

It lists suspected and confirmed blooms as well as when they were reported, and you can use it to report a bloom if you suspect you've seen one.

Our fur babies are so precious, be careful!