The Green Stuff


A brown trout swims over Cladophora at Wildcat _ Steve Dally image

IF it’s not the didymo its that big green mother….

It had been a while since we had seen the likes of the current Cladophora outbreak _ that bright green slimy stuff coming down the river, since 2011. The bad news is there is no way to control or remove it. The good news is that is blooms in spring and dies off in summer.

As we reported back in June 2011, the last major outbreak,  it is possible that the decline of Didymo, in high flow periods, opens the door for Cladophora to take over.

For a good assessment on what the stuff is check out our interview with then AGFC fisheries biologist Jeff Williams here.