Algae Blooms Create Hazards In Idaho Lakes And Streams

Aug 22, 2018

State officials have issued warnings regarding high blue-green algae content in multiple ponds and lakes throughout Idaho.

The excessive growth of the water plant creates an oxygen imbalance and puts off a toxic byproduct that poisons aquatic life. Idaho Matters examines the threat to the state's wildlife, the danger it poses to recreationalists, and what impact it may have on the water table.