Friday, September 4, 2015

Ohio River algae bloom, day whatever

The toxic algae bloom in the Ohio River stretches from Wheeling to Louisville now. I was in the Cincinnati area yesterday, but I didn't see much algae near the shore where I was. The river had the bright green tint on the surface, but along the shore where I was, not so much. I will have to say that I was only along a limited part of the shore while there.

While I was out and about this morning, I stopped at the boat ramp at the mouth of the Guyandotte River to see what was there. If nothing else, the algae helps to camouflage the Mountain Dew bottles in the river.

And I saw some construction workers and huge pipes taking up nearly the entire parking lot. The water company says it's not concerned about the safety of the water supply with all that algae in the water, but someone is spending a lot of money securing a second source.