Harmful algal blooms still an issue

Wyoming DEQ, Department of Health continue to advise caution around bodies of water with harmful algal blooms

Cooler weather may have arrived, heralding the eventual return of winter, but that doesn’t mean bodies of water with harmful cyanobacterial blooms (HCB) are any less of a danger.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Wyoming Department of Health and Wyoming Livestock Board are continuing to remind people—especially hunters and anglers—to continue to avoid harmful algal blooms.

“Although most blooms occur during the warmer months and blooms are expected to dissipate as temperatures decrease, some types of cyanobacteria are known to persist in freezing conditions and may continu...


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