The fine folks at NOAA are doing an experiment to try and predict how the algae bloom season will shape up. They are taking quantifiable factors such as nutrients (mainly phosphate) as well as rainfall and predicting where and when they expect to observe an algae bloom. A link to their work is found here.
We at ARS are grateful that these scientists are looking after our watersheds!
What do you think should be done to minimize algae blooms that contaminate our drinking water?