Algal Blooms Return to the Chowan River

Algal Blooms Return to the Chowan River

July 10, 2017

For the third year in a row, dense populations of blue-green algae have turned parts of the Chowan River into the color of pea soup.

These algal blooms stink. They also take up large amounts of oxygen when they decay, suffocating aquatic life and leading to fish kills.