Official: Algae taking toll on Shenandoah

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Posted: October 5, 2013

The Winchester Star

Environmental scientist Brendan Young studies a sample of algae he collected from the Shenandoah River near the bridge on John S. Mosby Highway (U.S. 50).
Shenadoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble discusses the algae growth in the river. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Shenandoah River Keeper Jeff Kelble holds some algae found floating in the Shenandoah River east of Millwood. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

MILLWOOD — Could a species of algae — it often bursts into bloom and covers the Shenandoah River — have anything to do with the fish kills that periodically litter the water with floating bass and…

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