City of Lakeport, California

Cyanobacteria Information

What is Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae)?

Cyanobacteria or Bluegreen Algae are bacteria capable of photosynthesis - creating their own energy from the sun. These organisms occur naturally in surface water such as lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.When conditions are right - excess nutrients, warm temperatures, and sunshine, they can rapidly form blooms of Harmful Algal Blooms characterized by the presence of toxins produced by the bacteria.

Link to County of Lake Water Resources for addtional information