Distribution and Abundance of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Indiana Lakes and Reservoirs
An invasive, toxin-producing cyanobacterium named Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Cylindro) was first discovered during routine sampling in Indiana on August 15, 2001 in Ball Lake, Steuben County. This Ball Lake sample contained 320,000 Cylindro cells per ml. Due to decisive State action, a health advisory was issued for Ball Lake and additional samples were collected for toxin analysis. Toxins were present at very low concentrations but heavy rains had flushed the lake prior to this additional sampling. A Toxic Algae Task Force of statewide experts was convened to assess the situation. The task force endorsed a study to assess the distribution and abundance of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Indiana. This document is the final report of that study.
Publisher - Indiana University
Subjects - Cyanobacteria, Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii; Water, Lake
Citation: Jones WW, Sauter S. 2005. Distribution and Abundance of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Indiana Lakes and Reservoirs. Bloomington (IN): Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 54 pp http://www.indiana.edu/~clp/documents/FinalCylindro%20Web.pdf