Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Mosquitoes Found Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Viruses

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta, was notified by the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Laboratory today that mosquitoes from a trap located on Route 298 in the Cicero Swamp area in the town of Cicero have tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) and West Nile virus (WNV). Dr.… Read more >

Jamesville Beach Closed for Swimming Due to Visual Presence of Algal Bloom

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Jamesville Beach located in the Town of LaFayette is closed for swimming for the remainder of the season due to the visual presence of an algal bloom. Please note that although closed for swimming, the park’s other amenities remain open during normal hours of operation. Algal blooms… Read more >

Jamesville Beach Approved to Reopen for Swimming

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Jamesville Beach is approved to be reopened for swimming following satisfactory laboratory test results. The beach was closed on August 2 due to visual presence of an algal bloom that has since dissipated. As a reminder, algae findings in shallow areas are not uncommon in the summer.… Read more >

Jamesville Beach Closed for Swimming Due to Visual Presence of Algal Bloom

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Jamesville Beach located in the Town of LaFayette is closed for swimming due to the visual presence of an algal bloom. Water sampling will be conducted to confirm there are no toxins before the beach is reopened. Please note that although closed for swimming, the park’s other… Read more >

Annual Elimination of Water Chestnuts in the Seneca River

The Onondaga County Health Department will begin to reduce the number of water chestnuts in the Seneca River in the Baldwinsville and Three Rivers areas beginning August 5, 2019. Water chestnuts are plants that are rooted in the river bottom. Water chestnuts spread quickly and their seeds can remain dormant for several years making elimination… Read more >

Oneida Shores Beach Approved to Reopen for Swimming

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Oneida Shores Beach, located in the town of Cicero, is approved to be reopened for swimming. Oneida Shores Beach was closed on July 16 due to water quality issues. Lisa Letteney, Director of Environmental Health, explained that water quality test results received today now show acceptable levels.… Read more >

Oneida Shores Beach Approved to Reopen for Swimming

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Oneida Shores Beach, located in the town of Cicero, is approved to be reopened for swimming. Oneida Shores Beach was closed on July 16 due to water quality issues. Lisa Letteney, Director of Environmental Health, explained that water quality test results received today now show acceptable levels.… Read more >

Jamesville Beach Approved to Reopen for Swimming

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Jamesville Beach is approved to be reopened for swimming following satisfactory laboratory test results. The beach was closed on Tuesday, July 9 due to visual presence of an algal bloom that has since dissipated. As a reminder, algae findings in shallow areas are not uncommon in the… Read more >

Oneida Shores Beach Closed for Swimming

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Oneida Shores Beach, located in the town of Cicero, will be closed for swimming due to high levels of bacteria (E.coli) in the water. Swimming will not be allowed until bacteria levels return to acceptable levels. The Health Department will be monitoring the lake water daily until… Read more >