Denver’s City Park lake getting choked by green slime invasion
Denver parks and environmental crews blitzed the city’s signature lake Thursday at City Park, battling a putrid, globular green slime, up to 10 feet thick, that has grounded boats and upset visitors seeking solace.
They’re scooping the fast-growing algae into buckets, dragging it into nets, zapping it with chemicals, raking it to shore toward vacuum trucks — gaining on it when temperatures drop but at times, in the heat, losing.
“It’s just gone haywire,” parks worker Tim Lopez said, standing in slime wearing high rubber boots.
“We do what we have to do. What we need is for it to really cool down.”