The map is updated regularly during the months of May – October. The HAB Task Force responds to complaints regarding blooms. The map does not reflect all possible blooms in the state, only those reported and under investigation.
You may expand the map to make it larger using the four corner symbol in the upper right hand corner of the map header bar.
Once you expand the map, you may click on recent monitoring points, and click the magnifying glass in the search bar to search for landmarks and addresses to see if there are harmful algae blooms nearby.
THE HAB MAP IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR AN UPDATED MAP.
How do I report an Algal Bloom or Fish Kill?
If you are concerned that you have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom, please see your doctor or call your local health department. Telling your doctor about contact with water may help him/her treat the illness properly.
|Questions about health effects and algal blooms, call:||The Virginia Department of Health HAB Hotline: (888) 238-6154|
|To report discolored water (red, brown, or green) with an odd odor, or dead fish in the water, call:||The Virginia Emergency Operations Center (VEOC):|
|To report fish with lesions, call:||The Virginia Institute of Marine Science: (804) 684-7000|