Images of Algal Blooms
Despite their name, blue-green algae can be a variety of colors. Blooms
can be blue, green, brown, white or a combination
of different colors. Do you want to share a picture of blue-green algae from your local
lake? Email photos with a description of the bloom and the location to DHSEnvHealth@wi.gov.
A green paint-like algal bloom on
Lake Menomin in Dunn County during the summer of 2009.
An algal scum on Tainter Lake in Dunn
County during the
summer of 2010.
A decaying algal mat on Lake Kegonsa
in Dane County during June of 2010.
A multi-colored algal bloom on Cedar
Lake in St. Croix County in May of 2010.
A large algal bloom on Cedar Lake in
St. Croix County in
May of 2010.
Environmental Health Resources
Last revised: March 03, 2011