Blue-Green Algae Still Present in Lake Texoma - KTEN.com - Texoma news, weather and sports

Blue-Green Algae Still Present in Lake Texoma

Posted: Updated:

LAKE TEXOMA -- New tests show blue-green algae still present in Lake Texoma, and it's growing. 

Several factors cause blue-green algae to grow. We need more rain and a hard freeze, but apparently sunshine and warmer temperatures around the area has fed the algae, making it grow even more.

"If we could get some good soaking rain across the basin, it'd be nice if we could get the basin back up to normal and even flush some of the water in Texoma out.   There's a side to that also, that when you get more rain it also brings more nutrients." said Paul Balkenbush, Environmental Specialist

The lake will be tested again in early February.