The Colorado River in Bastrop County is rife with algae, impeding boaters and raising questions about the quality of the water, said Mark Rose, general manager of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.
“There are parts of the river where people on canoes or kayaks can’t even get through,” he said. “This is much bigger than just the river. It’s about recreation. There is a $50 million park system along the river and many businesses that operate along the river.”