Aerial photograph of bloom in Lake Possum Kingdom in January 2001 shows water color during bloom conditions.
Example of water color during golden alga bloom. Lake Possum Kingdom January 2001.
Fish kill at Jackson Bend, Lake Granbury, 2003
Used with permission, photo by Gary Turner of Brazos River Authority
More of the Jackson Bend Fish Kill
Used with with permission, photo by Gary Turner of Brazos River Authority
Ice and golden water
Partially eaten crappie indicates feeding on dead fish by other wildlife.
Foam is characteristic of golden alga bloom when water is agitated.
Close-up view of characteristic foam
- Report Kills - If you see a fish kill or suspect golden alga, contact one of TPWD's 24-hour communications centers at 512-389-4848 (Austin) or 281-842-8100 (La Porte).
- Get the Facts - TPWD has collaborated with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other entities to produce a golden alga information card. Download a PDF from the TCEQ website or request a free hard copy from TPWD at firstname.lastname@example.org.