Last updated on Jan. 3, 2018

HABs often appear as a film or scum on the water surface that may look as if green paint has been spilled on the water. HABs may also make the water look like peas soup or colonies may appear as green dots or blobs in the water. The photos below are examples of HABs that have occured in the state recently.


Binder Lake
Cole County, July 2015
Binder Lake
Binder Lake
Binder Lake
Binder Lake

Smithville Lake
Clay County, July 2015
Smithville Lake
Smithville Lake
Smithville Lake
Smithville Lake


Spur Pond
Adair County, July 2015
Spur Pond
Spur Pond

Tipton City Park Lake
Moniteau County, May 2015
Tipton City Park Lake