Central Midwest Water Science Center—Harmful Algal Blooms Team

Fact Sheet 2022-3011
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Central Midwest Water Science Center (CMWSC) includes three States—Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. USGS water science centers across the Nation provide information on water resources including streamflow, water use, water availability, and the quality of surface water and groundwater (https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources).

The USGS CMWSC Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) team is dedicated to studying the complexity of HABs and is currently (2021) researching ways to better predict the timing, magnitude, and toxicity of HABs. Updated information about the HABs team including current projects, data releases, and publications are available on the CMWSC website (https://www.usgs.gov/centers/cm-water/science-topics/harmful-algal-blooms).

Suggested Citation

Summers, K.M., Krempa, H.M., and Garrett, J.D., 2022, Central Midwest Water Science Center— Harmful Algal Blooms team: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet, 2022–3011, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20223011.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Table of Contents

  • What are HABs?
  • What Causes HABs?
  • Are Algae Always Harmful?
  • Common Effects from HABs
  • CMWSC HABs Team Efforts to Better Understand HABs
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Central Midwest Water Science Center— Harmful Algal Blooms team
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2022-3011
DOI 10.3133/fs20223011
Year Published 2022
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Midwest Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
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