Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Green river

The Ohio River at Huntington had a strong green tint today thanks to the algae bloom that has moved downriver. I saw some algae in the water this past weekend, but the little guys have been in overdrive reproductive mode lately.

This kind of algae thrives in still water. The river current and volume are low because there hasn't been a lot of rain in the past few weeks after an abnormally wet June and early July. The forecast for Huntington shows a small chance of rain in the next seven days, so it will be interesting to see what happens with the algae growth in that time.