Assessment of Cyanotoxins in Florida's Lakes, Reservoirs, and Rivers. Final Report.
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are population increases of algae abovenormal background levels and are defined by their negative impacts onthe environment, the economy, and human health. Historically, many ofFlorida's largest and most utilized freshwater and estuarine systems havebeen plagued by occasional blooms of harmful algae. During the lastdecade, however, the frequency, duration, and concentration levels ofthese blooms in freshwater and brackish water have increasedsignificantly, primarily due to changes in land utilization, changes inhydrology, increases in nutrient runoff, loss of aquatic vegetation, and aclimate that is very conducive to algal growth and proliferation.
Publisher - St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD)
Subjects - Algal Bloom; Cyanobacteria
Citation: Williams CD, Burns JW, Chapman AD, Flewelling L, Pawlowicz M, Carmichael W. 2001. Assessment of Cyanotoxins in Florida's Lakes, Reservoirs, and Rivers. Final Report. Palatka (FL): St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD). 97 pp http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/FGS/FGS_Publications/FGS%20Library%20Documents/CyanotoxinsRiversWilliams2001.pdf