The public will have the chance Wednesday evening to learn more about cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins as well as other water quality monitoring issues at an open house in Twin Falls.

Cyanobacteria blooms, also known as harmful algal blooms (HABs), have been a common occurrence during the warm summer months in southern Idaho that have prompted public health warnings. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and other agencies involved will be there including South Central Public Health District and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

The open house tonight (Nov. 20) starts at 6 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m. at the Twin Falls Regional office on 650 Addison Ave. West, Suite 110, (Twin Falls County West). The public will learn more about HABs, the health impacts, how the agencies handle them, and explain why the blooms are occurring.