An “algae bloom” visible in the White River last summer 17 miles east of Meeker along County Road 8. The algae species responsible for the bloom is one of particular concern because it’s difficult to eradicate. Colorado Parks and Wildlife held an open meeting Tuesday to discuss the problem, which can be exacerbated by the use of fertilizer, fish feed, erosion, soil disruption, septic tanks and other causes. The overgrowth of algae can harm fish, affect water quality and more.
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