Lake Sweetwater Fish Kill

Published 01/16 2014 04:42PM

Updated 01/16 2014 07:44PM

Small-dead fish have been washing up on the shores of Lake Sweetwater over the past week. Tests were conducted and results show that the cause of the kill is an invasive microscopic organism called golden algae.

Texas Parks and Wildlife says that the algae is not toxic to humans and fish that appear healthy are safe to eat.

This is not the first time golden algae has invaded Lake Sweetwater. The organism caused a 100% fish kill in 2003 and has been an issue in drought prone areas ever since.

Full results are not in yet, however this fish kill is considered to be a mild kill.


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