Algae-fueling pollutants are on the rise in Moorings Bay. Based on the latest Moorings Bay Water Quality and Biological Data Analysis Report, the level of nitrogen, phosphorous and chlorophyll concentration has increased significantly. If this trend continues, the Bay will soon be covered by algae, and some of them can be harmful. The report also showed increases in copper, turbidity and fecal coliform bacteria.
Stormwater input is the most likely culprit as the northern end of the Bay where there is less flushing showed poorer water quality, especially during the wet season.
– Pam Nicholls, Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums