Texas Lake Turns Blood Red Due To Chromatiaceae Bacteria (Photo)

By on Aug 3, 2011 in Science, United States, Weird, World Comments
Texas Lake Turns Blood Red
Texas Lake Turns Blood Red
Image Credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries

The West Texas lake turns blood red and the OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park almost dried up completely during the last week of July, according to a report by Live Science on Monday, August 1, 2011.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries officials pointed out that the presence of Chromatiaceae bacteria, that propagates in oxygen-less water, resulted into the bloody red effect on the Texas lake. The remaining water at the lake became stagnant due to the long drought in the area.

San Angelo State Park drought has affected its popularity as a major fishing and recreation spot.

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) revealed that Texas is experiencing the highest drought level this summer, affecting about 75 percent of the state.



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