A SCCWRP field crew explores novel methods for monitoring harmful algal blooms in Lake Elsinore in Riverside County. SCCWRP and its partners have kicked off an effort to develop a statewide strategy California’s water-quality management community could use to systematically assess water bodies’ susceptibility to HABs.


A SCCWRP field crew collects algae samples in the Santa Margarita River, which spans Riverside and northern San Diego Counties. The State Water Board has published draft versions of a suite of technical reports, journal manuscripts and tools co-authored by SCCWRP that will serve as the technical foundation for developing a statewide policy that protects the biological integrity of wadeable streams from the impacts of eutrophication and other stressors.