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Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae?
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Does anyone have info on (Ironman Waco,TX 70.3) if the swim will be canceled due to algae in the water?
Last edited by: Luislb87: Oct 11, 18 9:16
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Re: Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae? [Luislb87] [ In reply to ]
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That is such a long ways away, impossible to predict. They had races there over summer with no issues, no reason to fret right now, we wont know until race week!
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Re: Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae? [Luislb87] [ In reply to ]
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Where did you see too much algae?

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Re: Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae? [jaja518] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for that... make me feel much better!
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Re: Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae? [JustinInATX] [ In reply to ]
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Co-worker told me they canceled some practice swims in the river due to algae issues recently.
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Re: Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae? [JustinInATX] [ In reply to ]
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On Sep 15, training swim was cancelled due to E. Coli found in the river. I did a race in July and it was fine. People swim there all the time these days for practice, and I haven't heard anything about algae. Join Waco 70.3 facebook group and you can see what's going on.
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Re: Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae? [s13tx] [ In reply to ]
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This makes way more sense and is not surprising after all the rain we have had (bacteria runs off into rivers/water after storms). Usually with a few good days it's gone since there is a current.

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Re: Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae? [Fuller] [ In reply to ]
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That is a small stagnant pond

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Re: Waco, Tx 70.3 Too much algae? [JustinInATX] [ In reply to ]
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JustinInATX wrote:
That is a small stagnant pond

It can't be that stagnant - they surf there.

But this does raise the question as to whether race promoters in general take the question of water quality seriously enough. I personally would rather swim in salt water (of any decent quality) than any fresh water lake in Florida. Too many gators, amoebas and water moccasins. Someone please remind me of this statement when I line up at Miami Man in a month.
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