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Old 09-26-2019, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Looks like seafood and swimming has been out for awhile, not really resolving itself either. What are you guys doing down there for swimming and for seafood? And how often does this happen?
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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The algae is caused by the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway being opened twice this year to protect New Orleans from flooding. The surge of fresh water and agricultural runoff into the gulf has reduced saline levels and created a dead zone.

Algae has been reported in every coastal state, but only 1 percent is toxic.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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The Mississippi Gulf Coast is not really a swimming beach, the barrier islands protect the coast, but also, unfortunately, keep the water along the shore stagnant, with little wave action. People never stopped playing in the water in the rivers or at the various barrier islands (Horn and Ship mostly).

When Mississippians "go to the beach," they go to Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Destin, PCB, 30A, etc.

I don't know what impact it's had on seafood, a couple of weeks ago I had some great Royal Reds and oysters.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:41 PM
 
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I know some people are really wanting a good tropical storm down there so it would get rid of the algae.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:49 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I know some people are really wanting a good tropical storm down there so it would get rid of the algae.
Man, that's no lie!
It's rare that we have a drought this severe. No end in sight for NE Mississippi.
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Man, that's no lie!
It's rare that we have a drought this severe. No end in sight for NE Mississippi.
Ya shoulda saved all that water from early spring
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:46 PM
 
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Man, that's no lie!
It's rare that we have a drought this severe. No end in sight for NE Mississippi.
No end in sight for the entire state. Fall isn't going to be here until November it seems.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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No end in sight for the entire state. Fall isn't going to be here until November it seems.
The situation is dire, foodplots need to go in mid-October!
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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You think this is bad? try living around swfl to the keys!
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