It’s green…it smells…and now health officials say it’s toxic

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3:10 PM – San Joaquin County’s algae problem is so bad the health department issued a warning Friday.Environmental health experts say you can’t tell just by looking at it, if it’s a dangerous bloom of algae… So they’re advising the public to just stay away from all of it.

The Delta’s algae has been a problem all summer for fishermen.

“I couldn’t imagine a fish finding your bait with all of this stuff in the water,” said Henry Posada. And it’s causing stress for boaters. “I can’t even get out of my slip right now, because of the weeds and other stuff growing,” said boater Bret Forsthoff.

They say it seems like every three years the algae comes back.

 

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