If you’re looking for some more information, The New York World has a brief post on the phenomenon.
You can view the article at thenewyorkworld.com. It discusses not just the Reservoir, but other bodies of water throughout New York City experiencing the same thing:
The strange hues of these lakes are not signs of the Mayan apocalypse. Instead, experts reassure, they are caused by the blooming of aquatic plants that thrive in the summer sun and have appeared with unexpected vigor this year. Some are longtime inhabitants of the city’s lakes and ponds, such as duck weed, but others are new arrivals whose impact is less clearly understood.
Interesting little NYC science tidbit of the day.
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