If you think you see a harmful algal bloom, report it!
The Missouri Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Response Team is made up of staff from the Missouri departments of Natural Resources, Conservation, Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and Agriculture. The team is available to assist landowners, park officials, city leadership, other lake managers and the general public with concerns related to harmful algal blooms. If you believe you have seen or are dealing with a HAB, please report the bloom through one of the contact methods below. If you or your animals are experiencing any symptoms related to cyanobacteria exposure, seek medical attention. Let the medical personnel know you have been in an area affected by a bloom and may have been exposed.
All reports submitted through the contacts below are reviewed by the response team. The best agency(s) to respond will be determined, and a team member will contact you to provide assistance, answer any questions you may have, or provide additional resources.
- Fill out the Suspected Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Notification Form MO 780-2827
- Call MoDNR's Environmental Response Spill Line: 573-634-2436
- Call DHSS' Public Health Emergency 24/7 Hotline: 800-392-0272