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2022 Oregon Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting

  • Monday, March 14, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Online Virtual Meeting


  • Complimentary registration for OLA members

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2022 Oregon Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting

Sponsored by Oregon Lakes Association, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon State University

Monday, March 14, 2022 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Remote Zoom meeting via Oregon State University

This annual event is intended for everyone in Oregon who is interested in or involved with CyanoHAB occurring in the state. The program will report on the 2021 CyanoHAB season, review policies and regulations and provide time for sharing of stakeholder experiences. Speakers will be from OHA, ODEQ, USEPA, and USFS.

The meeting will be a remote video conference offered through Oregon State University’s Zoom platform. Registration is free for Oregon Lakes Association members and $10 for non-members. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting including a URL link, phone number, and a password. To participate you can join by computer (video or audio) or telephone. You do not need to load Zoom onto your computer; you can connect with Polycom, Cisco, or other room system if you don’t want to use the Zoom access link.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in CyanoHABs, so feel free to alert colleagues or friends who may not have seen an invitation. 

AGENDA  (Download Printable Copy)

9:00 AM   Introduction/Welcome, Theo Dreher, Oregon State University & OLA President

9:10 AM  Rebecca Hillwig, OHA, 2021 CyanoHABs review, program and pilot project updates

9:30 AM Gregg Baird, OHA, Cyanotoxin monitoring requirements for public water supply systems in OR

9:50  AM   Discussion

10:00 AM  Rochelle Labiosa, US-EPA Seattle office, US-EPA and support for CyanoHABs

10:20 AM   Al Johnson, US Forest Service, Forest Service HAB Monitoring

10:30 AM  Tina Lundell, US Army Corps of Engineers,  Corps HAB Monitoring & research

10:40 AM  Aaron Borisenko, DEQ, Impact of recent legislative allocation on DEQ HABs activities/Oregon DEQ monitoring and laboratory analysis

11:00 AM  Dan Sobota, DEQ, Updated Oregon DEQ CyanoHAB strategy

11:20 AM   Stakeholder experiences: 2021 bloom season and outlook for 2022

Open participation: reports from around the state

Impacts of 2020 wildfires on CyanoHABs monitoring and sampling

12:00 PM   Break for lunch

1:00-4:00 PM   Presentations on CyanoHABs research and monitoring in Oregon

Lead Author Author Affiliation(s) Time Talk Title
Mark Buettner Klamath Tribes 1:00-1:10 PM

Klamath Tribes long-term monitoring of Upper Klamath Lake water quality-what have we learned?

Desiree Tullos Oregon State University 1:10-1:20 PM

Updates on RIL HAB control and expectations for HABs following the Klamath Dam removals.

Maya Vertulfo Portland State University/US Geological Survey 1:20-1:30 PM

Analysis of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Lower Willamette

Taylor Dodrill Portland State University & Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians 1:30-1:40 PM

An Unusual Summer of HAB Monitoring at Tenmile Lake

Question & Answer Period 1:40-1:50 PM
David Donahue Eugene Water & Electric Board 1:50-2:00 PM

EWEB – McKenzie Watershed HAB Update

Dan Sobota & Alyssa Peter Oregon Department of Environmental Quality/Portland State University 2:00-2:10 PM

Upper Deschutes Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Stressor Identification for Odell Lake, Oregon, Using the Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS)

Lara Jansen Portland State University 2:10-2:20 PM

The influences of lake, food web, & watershed factors on N-fixing cyanobacteria in Cascade lakes

Question & Answer Period/Break 2:20-2:30 PM
Meghna Babbar-Sebens Oregon State University 2:30-2:40 PM

On Managing Upland Drivers of Algal Blooms with Integrated Watershed Models

Tyler King US Geological Survey 2:40-2:50 PM

SMASH: Spectral Mixture Analysis for Surveillance of Harmful Algal Blooms

Kurt Carpenter US Geological Survey 2:50-3:00 PM

Current Research on Harmful Algae in Rivers and Reservoirs in Oregon

Question & Answer Period 3:00-3:10 PM
Kim Halsey Oregon State University 3:10-3:20 PM

Monitoring cyanobacteria and microcystin via volatile organic compounds

Theo Dreher Oregon State University 3:20-3:30 PM

Genomic analyses of cyanobacteria in OR lakes, esp. Detroit Reservoir

James Watson Oregon State University 3:30-3:40 PM

National-scale modeling provides insight into climate change impacts on the timing of harmful algal bloom seasons throughout the US

Kale Clausen Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 3:40-3:50 PM

Pilot project on qPCR for toxin producing genes in Oregon waterbodies

Question & Answer PeriodWrap-up 3:50-4:00 PM

Dr. Theo Dreher, Department of Microbiology, OSU,

Dr. Dan Sobota, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality,

Lara Jansen, Portland State University,

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