KDHE HABs Historical Data


The KDHE response program has been formally tracking HABs in Kansas lakes since 2010.

Click here to access a map with links to historical data by waterbody. In the map, navigate to the lake of your choosing. As you zoom in on a site, the data will be displayed in the pane on the bottom of the window. To download, select the "Options" dropdown in the bottom pane, then select "Export all to csv."

Below you can view county level maps of HABs waterbody advisories issued in each year since 2010. As the understanding of Harmful Algal Blooms in Kansas has increased over time, the advisory levels for blue-green algae and microcystin have changed. The advisory threshold level for each year are listed below each county level map.


 

2017 Counties with HAB Confimed
2018 Counties with HAB Confimed
Watch: Blue-green cell counts = 80K cells/mL, microcystin = 4 g/L
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 250K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L
Closure: Blue-green cell counts = 10M cells/mL, microcystin = 2,000 g/L


2017 Counties with HAB Confimed
2017 Counties with HAB Confimed
Watch: Blue-green cell counts = 80K cells/mL, microcystin = 4 g/L
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 250K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L
Closure: Blue-green cell counts = 10M cells/mL, microcystin = 2,000 g/L


2016 Counties with HAB Confimed
2016 Counties with HAB Confimed
Watch: Blue-green cell counts = 80K cells/mL, microcystin = 4 g/L
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 250K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L
Closure: Blue-green cell counts = 10M cells/mL, microcystin = 2,000 g/L


2015 Counties with HAB Confimed
2015 Counties with HAB Confimed
Watch: Blue-green cell counts = 80K cells/mL, microcystin = 4 g/L
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 250K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L
Closure: Blue-green cell counts = 10M cells/mL, microcystin = 2,000 g/L


2014 Counties with HAB Confimed
2014 Counties with HAB Confimed |
2014 HAB Summary
Watch: Blue-green cell counts = 80K cells/mL, microcystin = 4 g/L
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 250K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L
Closure: Blue-green cell counts = 10M cells/mL, microcystin = 2,000 g/L


2013 Counties with HAB Confimed
2013 Counties with HAB Confimed |
2013 HAB Summary
Advisory: Blue-green cell counts = 20K cells/mL, microcystin = 4 g/L
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 100K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L


2012 Counties with HAB Confimed
2012 Counties with HAB Confimed |
2012 HAB Summary
Advisory: Blue-green cell counts = 20K cells/mL, microcystin = 4 g/L
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 100K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L


2011 Counties with HAB Confimed
2011 Counties with HAB Confimed |
2011 HAB Summary
Advisory: Blue-green cell counts = 20K cells/mL, microcystin = 2 g/L
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 100K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L


2010 Counties with HAB Confimed
2010 Counties with HAB Confimed |
2010 HAB Summary
Advisory: Blue-green cell counts = 20K cells/mL, detectable microcystin
Warning: Blue-green cell counts = 100K cells/mL, microcystin = 20 g/L