Nuisance Algae Found in Tuckasegee River

Starting June 27, 2017 - Ending July 28, 2018

Paddlers in western North Carolina waters are advised to be especially diligent about cleaning their boats and paddling equipment after didymo was found in the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County. Didymo, also called rock snot, is a nuisance algae that can produce thick algal mats along stream bottoms, altering stream habitats. This discovery marks the first time didymo has been found in North Carolina. Learn more about didymo and steps you can take to avoid spreading the algae to other waters.