Photos of South African algal blooms and scums needed

1 December 2014

Roodeplaat Dam 28 November 2014 (Milke Silberbauer).

Roodeplaat Dam 28 November 2014 (Milke Silberbauer).

Many South African dams suffer from nutrient enrichment, known as ‘eutrophication’. ¬†Around 70% of the water stored in our dams is eutrophic or hypertrophic, indicating that we have a serious problem. ¬†Droplets is seeking recent photographs of algal blooms taken anywhere in South Africa.

If you spot an algal bloom, please send us the photo (high resolution please) with the location and date – all of the images will appear on a special webpage and three contributors will win a prize.

Photos should be emailed to us at admin@dhec.co.za

We look forward to your contributions!

Typical farm dam algal scum

Typical farm dam algal scum (Andre van Halderen)

 

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