HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM REPORTING FORM
NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
DIVISION OF WATER QUALITY
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the report and some fields will be cleared!

Date Reported:

Date Observed:

Time Observed:

Air Temperature °F:

Lake Name:
(start typing and names will appear)
(if name is not in list, type Unknown
or lake name and fill in Description)

County:

Latitude:
(typically 45.93 - 49)

Longitude:
(typically -96.55 - -104.05)

Accuracy (meters):

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Describe location of bloom
(e.g. boat landing, swimming beach)

Weather:
(Select one)



Wind:
(Select one)


Color:
(Check one or multiple if applicable)



Other

Visible Extent:
(Select one)

Lake Coverage (if bloom extends):
(Check one)


Appearance of Bloom (if present):
(Check one or multiple, if applicable)




Photos taken?
(If Yes, upload photos using mechanism below)

Photo #1:

Photo #2:

Photo #3:

Photo #4:

Photo #5:

Would you like to receive a
follow-up from the Department?
(If Yes, provide information below)

Name:

Phone:
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Email: