May 2018

WORKSHOPS: Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board is hosting 2 workshops to improve the efficiency in responding to HABs that occur throughout the Lahontan Region. RSVP by June 1st to or by phone at (530) 542-5425.
Regional Workshops:

  • Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center, Bishop, CA
    June 27, 2018; 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Victorville, CA (Location TBD)
    August. 2018; 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    (will be scheduled between Aug. 6-9, 2018

SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting on November 4-8, hosting session titled “Chemical, Biological and Instrumental methods for detecting harmful algae blooms and their natural toxins.” Accepting abstracts through June 6th.

April 2018

Outreach letters released by interagency workgroup:

Association of California Water Agencies Water News: STATE URGES REPORTING OF HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

California Legislature, Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife hosts first hearing on Assembly Bill (AB) 2053 Freshwater and Estuarine Harmful Algal Bloom Program

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) releases: A one-health solution to the toxic algae problem

March 2018

RESEARCH PUBLICATION: Harmful Algae, Multiple freshwater and marine algal toxins at the land-sea interface of San Francisco Bay, California

September 2017

Klamath River blooms in toxic algae. JPR, September 27

PRESS RELEASE: Blue-green algae bloom triggers Danger Alert for water contact in Klamath Reservoirs and River

August 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Water Boards Remind the Public to be Aware of Harmful Algal Blooms this Holiday Weekend

Marine Biotoxin Report, August 2017

NEWS RELEASE: Water boards remind the public to be aware of Harmful Algal Blooms. Mojave Desert News, August 31

July 2017

Sonoma County issues toxic algae warning for Russian River beaches. The Press Democrat, July 26

PRESS RELEASE: Cyanobacteria Bloom Triggers Danger Advisory Against Water Contact at Copsey Creek in Lake County

RESEARCH PUBLICATION: Toxins, Microcystin Prevalence throughout Lentic Waterbodies in Coastal Southern California

Blue-green algae bloom (Isabella Lake, Kern County). Kern Valley Sun, July 19

PRESS RELEASE: Blue-green algae bloom triggers warning against water contact at Copco Reservoir on the Klamath

Toxic algae bloom prompts warning at Pyramid Lake. NBC 4, July 7

Toxic algae kills 2 dogs after swim in Napa County pond. San Francisco Chronicle, July 1

June 2017

RESEARCH PUBLICATION: Harmful Algae, Rise and fall of toxic benthic freshwater cyanobacteria (Anabaena spp.) in the Eel river: Buoyancy and dispersal

May 2017

Interagency workgroup released Blue-Green Algae: A Veterinarian Reference

PRESS RELEASE: Harmful Algal Bloom Season Beginning in California’s Waterways

April 2017

No "silver bullet" for toxic algal blooms in El Dorado park, officials say. Long Beach Press-Telegram, April 30

Harmful bacteria found at El Dorado Park East; dogs, kids should stay out of water. Press-Telegram, April 26

PRESS RELEASE: Harmful Cyanobacteria Detected in Long Beach Park Ponds; Caution Urged with Contact by Pets and Children

US EPA and California SWAMP co-host HAB webinar and 3-day Meeting in Costa Mesa:

March 2017

RESEARCH PUBLICATION: Toxins, Multiple Stressors at the Land-Sea Interface: Cyanotoxins at the Land-Sea Interface in the Southern California Bight