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EPA’s CyAN Mobile App Helps Communities Detect Cyanobacteria in U.S. Water Bodies

The most effective way of protecting public health from harmful algal blooms is knowing ahead of time to avoid water containing cyanobacteria. However, this is hard to do because most cyanobacteria events are dealt with reactively, after the bloom has occurred in response to the visual, odor, or toxin confirmation.  That is why EPA has developed the Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) mobile app, an early warning indicator system for algal blooms in U.S. freshwater systems, which will allow local water quality managers to proactively plan for cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms in their communities.

The CyAN App is now publicly available for Android devices and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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