Montana Boom Town Is Fouling A World-Class Trout River

Since summer 2005, neon green algae — a telltale sign of an unhealthy river — has plagued the West Fork Gallatin, which flows directly through Big Sky MT, leaving a “green trail” extending downstream of where the tributary dumps into the Gallatin.

More recently, the problem has exploded on the river’s main stem. For the last three summers, the noxious algae has choked a large stretch of water around Big Sky, fouling one of the very resources that have drawn wealthy Americans to gobble up property there.

LINK (via Huffington Post)

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