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Due to the recent increase in the spread of Covid-19’s variants in Suffolk County, the East Hampton Trustees will return to holding meetings via Zoom.

New Cyanobacteria Blooms found in  Wainscott Pond in East Hampton

May 28, 2021

Analysis of surface water samples performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed the presence of new cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Lake Agawam in Southampton and Wainscott Pond in East Hampton. Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their children and pets away from the area. 

To report a suspected blue-green algae bloom at a body of water that does contain a Suffolk County-permitted bathing beach, please contact the Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Ecology at 631-852-5760 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by email at any time at 

For additional information about blue-green algae, as well as other harmful algal blooms, visit the following websites:

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