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Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

For current HAB conditions in California's Lakes, and to report HAB incidents in lakes you observe - visit the California Harmful Algal Bloom Portal, the central resource for HABs in our state.  Be sure to view their improved HAB Incident Report Map, an interactive tool to view up-to-date and historical HAB incidents recorded across the state.

For additional information, see the EPA's comprehensive resource on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Water.  Which includes this 2019 Fact Sheet for a rundown of their guidelines for recreation.

As a means for CALMS to support lake managers addressing harmful algal blooms, here are references to certified vendors of service to control HABs:

Aquatic Consulting & Testing, Inc.

Fredrick Amalfi     940-921-8044

Aquatic Resource Management

Anthony Domenici     707-230-2075

Arm specializes in monitoring, fast lab services, treatment options, and long-term mitigation solutions for HABs.

Clean Lakes, Inc.

Thomas Moorhouse     925-957-1905

Clean Lakes provides HAB control services including the Development of Application Plans, NPDES Permitting, application services, compliance monitoring and reporting.

DHC Environmental Consulting

Douglas Crowl     602-332-3697

DHC specializes in identifying, treating, and controlling HABS. DHC can also inspect and identify any suspected Golden algae in your lake.


Eli Kersh     415-307-0943

LakeTech provides water resource management and consulting services, specializing in real-time monitoring via their proprietary lake management software and app.


Edward Albada     805-335-0495

EOMAP provides a cost-effective remote sensing monitoring solution of HAB and other water quality parameters derived from multi-spectral satellite imagery.

McCord Environmental, Inc.

Stephen McCord     530-220-3165

McCord Environmental provides reservoir and watershed water quality management consulting services such as monitoring, modeling, oxygenation design, and planning.

Robertson-Bryan, Inc.

Ellen Preece     916-405-8919

We provide lake and reservoir management consulting services. We offer expertise on HAB mitigation, sampling, risk assessments/communication, and outreach.

Spatt Bratt

Jeff Geraci     760-250-9748

Water sampling device for the detection of cyanotoxins, used in conjunction with SPATT bags

Watercourse Engineering, Inc.

Mike Deas     530-750-3072

Disclaimer: CALMS neither supports nor endorses these firms and receives no compensation for sharing this information. Anyone contracting these companies for services is not responsible for ensuring their qualifications. Please contact CALMS to add your company’s information above or to update existing information.

See The National Lake Management Society (NALMS) Lake Management Certification program.

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