Golden Alga News Releases

Winter 2006 – Although fish kills due to golden alga occurred in several locations during Winter 2006, the fish kills were not major. No statewide news releases were issued. More information on the Winter 2006 blooms is available on the Current Bloom Status page.

December 27, 2006 - Golden Alga Back in Texas

February 1, 2005 - Golden Alga Surfacing, TPWD Steps Up Monitoring Efforts

January 5, 2005 - Golden Alga Blooms Causing Problems on Lake Granbury

March 22, 2004 - Golden Alga Hits Lake Texoma, Remains Active Elsewhere

Jan. 29, 2004 - Fish Kill Near Lake Texoma Tied to Golden Alga

Nov. 3, 2003 - Experts Target Harmful Golden Algal Blooms

Feb. 17, 2003 - Golden Algal Blooms Active in Four Texas River Systems

April 11, 2003 - Lake Whitney Suffering Major Fish Kill From Golden Alga

Nov. 25, 2002 - International Conference Topics Include Algae Found in Texas

April 1, 2002 - Possum Kingdom Fishery Recovering from Algae Hit

Oct. 29, 2001 - Latest Fish Kill Blamed on Naturally Occurring Golden Algae

Sept. 10, 2001 - State Taking Steps To Combat Golden Algae

May 30, 2001 - Granbury Survey Assesses Effects of Fish Kill

May 21, 2001 - Golden Alga Wipes Out TPW Hatchery Striper Production

April 23, 2001 - Toxic Alga Fish Kill Still Active,TPW Assessing Damages

Feb. 9, 2001 - Update on Possum Kingdom and Granbury Fish Kills

Feb. 1, 2001 - Fish Kills at Possum Kingdom and Granbury Under Investigation

Published Articles
Toxic Blooms, Winter 1991

Aditional Information:

Would you like to know more?
The Biology of Golden Alga summarizes what we know about the alga and its toxins.

Where does golden alga fit compared to other single-celled organisms?
The Golden Alga Family Tree gives examples of and information about golden alga and other protists.

What does golden alga look like?
TPWD Golden Alga Images has photos of fish kills, golden algal cells, and short videos of live golden alga. These images may be used for noncommercial/educational purposes as long as TPWD is given credit and other site policies are followed.

Golden Alga Information Card: 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

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