Algae building up along the Colorado River in Bastrop County is officially a problem, river authorities say. And that includes people who enjoy the benefits of the river downstream, namely us. Mark Rose, general manager of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, tells the Statesman:
There are parts of the river where people on canoes or kayaks can’t even get through. 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.