a Citizen Scientist
Monitoring Schedules and Data Sheets for printing
Current Monitoring Sites - Including Station WW##
- Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
- Rivers & streams
- Bays, salt ponds & harbors
to Bathymetric Maps of Some RI Ponds
Data and Results
Aquatic Invasive Species
Cyanobacteria (Algal Blooms)
Fair - Water Projects
- Volunteer Monitoring
- Educational -
- Agencies (Including URI)
Is your lake green making you blue? Want to learn more about harmful algal blooms? Come to the Sept 2nd workshop!
algal blooms - Cyanobacteria
First 2015 advisory posted for harmful algal bloom in Melville Pond - Portsmouth (image below) (Click here for details).
also known as blue-green algae, can form harmful blooms in lakes,
ponds, and rivers that make the water cloudy, sometimes even
making the water look
like pea soup or as if bright green paint
has been spilled into the water. Under some
blooms may produce toxins that could make pets and people sick.
Special Note: Community workshop on harmful algal bloom - September 2, 2015; Save the Bay, Providence, RI (click here for a flier).
New study confirms that humans are responsible for increased cyanobacteria growth since 1800s...see http://www.fondriest.com/news/study-confirms-humans-responsible-for-increased-cyanobacteria-growth-since-1800s.htm for an overview.
learn more, see these websites:
Factsheets and other resources:
Harmful algal bloom
- Trustom Pond 2011, photo by D. Stolley