Observation Dates: Thru 10/09/2022
% Zones Monitored: 27%
Suspicious Blooms: 2
Confirmed Blooms: 2
This past week we saw two blooms on Wednesday, October 5th, in the Northwest and Southwest regions. No other blooms were reported.
Sunday marked the end of the Pure Waters official HAB shoreline survey season although many volunteers will be continuing to monitor and reporting through the end of October. In previous years, we have seen blooms as late as the 3rd week.
After a fairly strong start in mid-August, this summer has seen only a few light and scattered HABs since. There were very few HABs in 2020 too and we surmised that winds might have something to do with it. That is still a possibility, but we don't know for sure.
We expect to have a webinar later this fall covering the HAB season in more detail and compare it to other years and lakes. Stay tuned for more information.
Finally, thanks to all the shoreline volunteers. You have done another great job this year and we hope you will return next year. That said, we still need more help - not only as shoreline volunteers but to help manage the program. If you or someone you know is interested, please sign up at the Pure Waters website.