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DEQ to host open house on cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins

Contact: Amie Parris, Senior Water Quality Scientist,

TWIN FALLS—The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites the public to join for an open house event focused on cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, and water quality monitoring.

The event is scheduled for June 21, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Twin Falls Regional Office, located at 650 Addison Ave. West, Suite 110.

Representatives from DEQ will be available to answer questions about cyanotoxin health effects, water quality sampling and monitoring, public safety, and other related topics.

Cyanobacteria blooms, also called harmful algal blooms, are not uncommon in the warm summer months. However, as blooms become more frequent throughout Idaho, it is important for the public to understand why these blooms are occurring and why they pose a public health risk.

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