Green Algae Spotted at Franklin Lock in Alva

by | Feb 8, 2019 | Harmful Algal Blooms

Originally reported by WINK News on February 8, 2019.

WINK News spotted green algae at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam in Alva Friday, where algae build up is mainly seen at the south end of the lock.

“A friend had said a couple weeks ago that there was algae out here,” Connie Langmann said. “And I was hoping he was wrong, and I happen to be in this area, so I came by to check out the locks, and … it’s there.”

The sighting concerns John Cassani, a clean water activist.

“What concerns me most is another consecutive year of these harmful algal blooms,” Cassani said. “The red tide event hasn’t completely diminished, so it’s still out there to some degree.”

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