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Cyanobacterial bloom - Auburn University
 

 

Water quality model to forecast freshwater algal and cyanobacterial blooms

How to use the model

Input water quality parameters in the white cells below for the algal bloom type of interest (phytoplankton, cyanobacteria, or toxic cyanobacteria). These data will be used to calculate the predicted concentrations of algae, cyanobacteria, or toxic cyanobacteria and associated risk level for your waterbody.  Note that "risk" is a relative term.  We used our knowledge of our dataset to relate risk with certain water quality parameters.  If you are concerned about your waterbody, we encourage you to contact a local USDA extension agent

PHYTOPLANKTON AND CYANOBACTERIAL FORECASTING MODELS
ALGAL BLOOM TYPES
WATER QUALITY DATA   Phytoplankton Cyanobacteria Toxic cyanobacteria
Chlorophyll (CHL) μg/L  
Total Phosphorus (TP) μg/L  
Soluble Reactive Phosphorus (SRP) μg/L  
Total Nitrogen (TN) μg/L  
Nitrogen:Phosphorus (N:P) molar  
  chlorophyll (μg/L) phycocyanin (μg/L) microcystin (μg/L)
PREDICTED CONCENTRATIONS
RISK LEVEL

Link to Forecasting homepage

Link to General use Secchi depth model

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Website development and coding - Mark Bransby

 

 

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