Algae Causes Fish Kill At Buffalo Springs Lake - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/30/08

Algae Causes Fish Kill At Buffalo Springs Lake

Posted:

Management at Buffalo Springs Lake says algae is to blame for a large fish kill.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says naturally occurring golden algae produces a toxin that affects gill function in fish.  The Texas Department of Health says the algae won't harm humans or other wildlife, but people should not collect dead or dying fish to eat.

Fish kills caused by the algae have been documented in Texas lakes since 1985.  The folks at Buffalo Springs say the algae usually goes away as the lake gets warmer.

KcbdToGo.com For Your Cell Phone
Get the latest news, weather, sports and more on your mobile phone or PDA with KCBDToGo.com.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.