Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a $65 million initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Upstate New York. Twelve priority lakes that are vulnerable to HABs and are critical sources of drinking water and vital tourism drivers were chosen as priority waterbodies because they represent a wide range of conditions and vulnerabilities and the lessons learned will be applied to other impacted waterbodies moving forward. The initiative will include four Regional Summits of experts and local stakeholders, and the development and implementation of action plans to identify and reduce HABs causes. For more information, view the Governor’s press release.
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