What is cyanobacteria and why is it bad?
Cyanobacteria blooms can steal the oxygen and nutrients other organisms need to live. Cyanotoxins are among the most powerful natural poisons known. They can make people, their pets, and other animals sick.
Sample results will be made available on the Department of Health’s Harmful Algal Bloom Dashboard. Results are updated twice a week, which could cause some delay in recent sample results being posted.
Dashboard: HABs Dashboard (pa.gov)
The following DEP and DOH websites provide additional information for the public.
DEP HABs website https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/HABs/Pages/default.aspx
DOH HABs website https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/envirohealth/Pages/HABs.aspx
Michael (Josh) Lookenbill | Env. Program Manager, Water Quality Division
Department of Environmental Protection | Bureau of Clean Water
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market St. | Hbg PA 17105-8774
Phone: 717.783.2959 | Fax: 717.772.3249