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Title: Didymo on the SoHo
Post by: DRIFTS on August 18, 2013, 08:47:18 AM
Floated the SoHo Fri. Holy shit I've never seen so much didymo afloat! I recon 2300cfs really stirs it up! I wanted to rip streamers but every cast yielded rock snot! Guests are not allowed to view images in posts, please Register or Login
Title: Re: Didymo on the SoHo
Post by: DRIFTS on August 18, 2013, 08:59:58 AM
Was it 2300 cfs fri. Or was it 2800cfs? All I know is I don't really care to do that again! Even my grilln spot was flooded:(
Title: Re: Didymo on the SoHo
Post by: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on August 18, 2013, 09:58:09 AM
That ain't didymo in your first and 6th photo. 

If you see the real thing suspended, I think this is part of the life cycle of the diatom.  After the cells die, the individual stalks hang in the substrate, lasting months.  If flows are right, they become dislodged and become a nuisance to anglers.
Title: Re: Didymo on the SoHo
Post by: Michael Toris on August 18, 2013, 10:04:03 AM
Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood on August 18, 2013, 09:58:09 AM
That ain't didymo in your first and 6th photo. 

If you see the real thing suspended, I think this is part of the life cycle of the diatom.  After the cells die, the individual stalks hang in the substrate, lasting months.  If flows are right, they become dislodged and become a nuisance to anglers.

Think wet cotton which looks like snot in the water
Title: Re: Didymo on the SoHo
Post by: Dougfish on August 18, 2013, 10:07:12 AM
Looks like Elodia or Hydrilla. Didymo looks like snot.
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Title: Re: Didymo on the SoHo
Post by: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on August 18, 2013, 10:10:24 AM
It ain't the valuable macrophyte found in the SOHO, Fontinalis.  It looks like the "Elodea type" of veg found in the depositional areas of the tailwater. 
Title: Re: Didymo on the SoHo
Post by: wind_knot on August 19, 2013, 08:28:06 AM
Here is some didymo.  :o

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Title: Re: Didymo on the SoHo
Post by: Rod Champion on August 20, 2013, 20:48:37 PM
Drifts , it was 2880 cfs.. they took the sluice away yesterday.
Now it is 2300..