Workgroup to design statewide HABs monitoring program

Posted May 1, 2019

California’s Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) has convened a workgroup to be facilitated by SCCWRP that will work toward developing a statewide strategy for monitoring harmful algal blooms (HABs) in freshwater environments.

At the workgroup’s first meeting June 11-12, 2019 in Sacramento, participants will begin conceptualizing a vision for how California can systematically increase its capacity to assess a water body’s susceptibility to toxic blooms, understand drivers and inform how managers can optimally respond.

The need for a freshwater HABs monitoring program was articulated in a 2016 HAB strategy report co-authored by SCCWRP and published by SWAMP.

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