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June 22, 2021

K-State PPI Launches a Quick-Stop HAB Tool Kit

Submitted by Leena Divakar

Habs in a pond

Warm temperatures often negatively impact your local water bodies with green slime referred to as harmful algal blooms or HABs which can threaten the health of communities and the water bodies. 

In partnership with KDHEK-State PPI  has developed a new website to fill in the gap and provide HAB education and resources for privately owned, non-agriculture waterbodies such as private ponds, homeowners associations, and golf course ponds. This HAB toolkit offers a variety of resources, including downloadable materials and laboratory screening resources for HAB testing all tailored for smaller private water bodies in Kansas; see the toolkit for details. There is also a hotline for private waterbody owners at  https://www.sbeap.org/water-quality/harmful-algal-blooms

 We are requesting communities to link the tool kit to their website or circulate this information to the concerned authority as deemed necessary. If you have any questions, reach out to the SBEAP hotline at 800-578-8898 or email sbeap@ksu.edu.