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PostTue Jul 25, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Got home today and the Canal was looking a wee bit on the emerald side in the bright sun. Another phytoplankton bloom like last year?

Hood Canal in Green
Hood Canal in Green
Hood Canal in Green
Hood Canal in Green

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PostTue Jul 25, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Nah. Just hungover from too many beers pumped into it from all the septic tanks.

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PostTue Jul 25, 2017 4:28 pm 
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Chico wrote:
Nah. Just hungover from too many beers pumped into it from all the septic tanks.

Now that I think about it...

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PostTue Jul 25, 2017 8:32 pm 
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^ not just septic systems.

lawn fertilizers. same thing that fouled up Lake Steilacoom and turned it into an algae farm.

only reason it doesn't happen at Lake Tapps is because they drain the lake at the end of each summer, otherwise it would be even worse than Lake Steilacoom with all the residential properties along the shoreline.

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PostWed Jul 26, 2017 8:36 am 
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Hood Canal is gorgeous right now. It is another phytoplankton bloom, just like last summer that is causing the color shift. This event has nothing to do with failed septic systems or lawn fertilizer.

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PostWed Jul 26, 2017 9:19 am 
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well... that's good to know.
I stand corrected regarding Hood Canal.

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PostWed Jul 26, 2017 9:35 am 
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The bloom is starting to abate this morning. There are large streaks of Hood Canal's normal blue color returning.

Here's a link with more information about the bloom.

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PostWed Jul 26, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Hey Brian, not sure if you were home this afternoon, but if you saw a family of four in a neon green kayak, that was us taking our new kayak out for the first time. Got it in Port Gamble on Sunday and picked it up today.

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PostThu Jul 27, 2017 6:55 am 
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Nice! I didn't happen to see you, but I'll keep an eye out.

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PostSun Jul 30, 2017 5:49 am 
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Hood Canal is gorgeous right now. It is another phytoplankton bloom, just like last summer that is causing the color shift. This event has nothing to do with failed septic systems or lawn fertilizer.

I loved it when the UW came out and blamed it on Alder pollen and logging.How much did you pay them?LOL

Putting a septic tank every 100' or less down both the north and south shores is the best thing that could have ever happened to the Hood Canal.I guess maybe the invasive Japanese oysters help counter the extra crap getting into the canal.
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PostSun Jul 30, 2017 2:31 pm 
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as seen from mt. Townsend, July 28


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PostSun Jul 30, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Nice shots Bobbi!

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PostMon Jul 31, 2017 8:14 am 
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Our little guy couldn't wait to try ou the new kayak.


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PostMon Jul 31, 2017 5:27 pm 
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A small green person in a green suit on a green canal. That is a trifecta my friend. Well done and great post.

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PostTue Aug 01, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Just drove to Hoodsport this afternoon and back. Yep, looks green.

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