Posted on Monday Jul 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Harmful Algae Blooms - Golden Algae cells are now present in MOST of the waters south of I-40 and west of I-35 in Oklahoma, and are responsible for Altus Lugert dying off - likely to follow are many great southern Okie lakes, likely even though DEQ is still scratching their little furry heads, HABS likely killed off the Salt Fork as well as the Red River from below Arrowhead lake to the I-35 bridge
The algae thrive when water is high in chlorides and multiply rapidly in pools and low flow areas in fall - then you get flushing spring rains after dry periods and the algae are flushed out to headwaters of the lakes - where they give off toxins to capture food - this affects a fishes gills and they cannot get oxygen even though the O2 levels in such areas are normal -
Alfalfa hay is being used to give beneficial algae a head start, which GA will feed on and therefore not release so much toxin --
There has been limited success treating some waters with chemicals to kill GA, if its in a limited area --
Right now Texoma is a ticking time bomb - right circumstances and its a goner - as is Waurika, Tom Steed and others --
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