DEP: Green cloud in Pa. creeks is algae bloom

By Erika Mahoney

DEP: Green cloud in Pa. creeks is algae bloom

April 18, 2013 Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) A curious green cloud found floating in some northern Pennsylvania creeks to welcome anglers to trout season was caused by an algae bloom.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed Thursday tests determined the off-colored water was caused by an algae bloom in Silver and Snake creeks.

DEP representatives say the best course of action now is to let the creek replenish itself so the algae is removed naturally.