Algae Bloom Kills 250,000 Fish in N. Texas

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    Ron Lusk
    A fish kill at Possum Kingdom Lake.

    Experts say a golden algae bloom has killed more than a quarter of a million fish in Lake Granbury and in the Brazos River.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Friday that the bloom was noticed in early January on Lake Granbury and on March 7 on the Brazos River. The bloom, blamed for killing an estimated 260,000 fish, has now been confirmed on the Brazos River, 65 miles downstream of the Lake Granbury dam at Ham Creek Park.

    Jennifer Bronson, who's a Texas Parks and Wildlife regional biologist in Waco, advises not to eat dead or dying fish.

    Golden algae are naturally occurring and typically flourish in brackish water.