Meet­ing fo­cus on al­gal blooms in Wal­lkill River

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

Harm­ful al­gal blooms in the Wal­lkill River will be the topic of dis­cus­sion dur­ing a meet­ing Nov. 3 at SUNY New Paltz.

“Why Did the River Turn Green? Harm­ful Al­gal Blooms in the Wal­lkill River” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Hu­man­i­ties Build­ing Room 201 at the col­lege.

From Au­gust through Oc­to­ber 2016, the Wal­lkill River turned bright green due to a con­firmed harm­ful al­gae bloom. While it has shifted in ex­tent, the bloom has af­fected the river for more than 55 days, with per­sis­tent or re­cur­rent im­pacts doc­u­mented along a 30-mile stretch of the river and a por­tion of the Ron­d­out Creek.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the state Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion’s Harm­ful Al­gal Blooms Pro­gram, the Wal­lkill River Water­shed Al­liance and River­keeper will talk about the Wal­lkill River and the con­di­tions that led to the al­gal blooms’ growth.

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