Suspected Harmful Algal Bloom Report - Freshwater

Cyanobacteria, which are sometimes referred to as blue-green algae, are tiny organisms that are naturally present in lakes and streams. Under certain conditions, they can spread quickly and form dense blooms in the waterbody. These blooms can be problematic since some cyanobacteria species produce toxins that are harmful to humans, pets, and wildlife. Click here for a general fact sheet on Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms.

Please complete the following information to report a potential Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) in a freshwater waterbody (e.g., lake, river, stream).

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***Please fill out the remainder of form to the best of your knowledge***

Waterbody Location & Contact Information:






New Jersey

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Bloom Description and Sampling Information:




Shoreline
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Larger than a football field
Between a football field & a tennis court
Between a tennis court & a car
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Pea soup
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Please describe the color(s) you see:


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Describe any other recreation:


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If yes, what types of samples, when and where were they collected, and where were they sent for analysis, results, etc?

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Please email photos of the HAB to njcyanohabs@dep.nj.gov. For questions about this form, please contact
us at njcyanohabs@dep.nj.gov or (609) 292-0427.



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