Large Algae Bloom Detected Along Gallatin River

Large Algae Bloom Detected Along Gallatin River

News Type: State Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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A large algae bloom that could harm fish populations is occurring along the Gallatin River and sections of the West and Taylor forks, according to Montana officials.

The bloom is widespread, stretching 22 miles along the Gallatin River and on additional parts of the West Fork and Taylor Fork, according to Kristin Gardner, executive director of the Gallatin River Task.

The task force has been monitoring water quality in and around the river for almost two decades, collecting data to track nutrient levels, streamflow and aquatic insects.