The New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), led by the Engineer Research and Development Center, has announced a collaborative project to study an innovative HAB removal technology called Harmful Algal Bloom Interception, Treatment and Transformation System (HABITATS) on Chautauqua Lake. The system is designed to collect algae-laden water near the surface, clarify and clean the water, then return the water back to the waterbody. A link to the public webinar on July 28, 2020 is below.
In September of 2021 the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center released a technical report to the public on findings from the HABITATS program, entitled ‘Optimizing the Harmful Algal Bloom Interception, Treatment, and Transformation System’. Please click the link below to view the report.