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Find wader-washing station locations at Bennet Spring Trout Park.

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Boulder Booger

This invasive species of algae, commonly known as "rock snot," forms large mats on the bottoms of lakes, river and streams.

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Didymo

“Didymo” or “rock snot” is an invasive alga that forms large, thick mats on the bottom of lakes and streams, smothering aquatic life vital to the food chain that supports many fish species, including trout.

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Didymo

Didymosphenia geminata, an invasive algae, forms slimy mats that smother fish eggs and makes water sports unpleasant.

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Didymo Control

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This fact sheet shows you how to identify and control didymo, a type of invasive algae commonly known as "rock snot." which can cover stream bottoms, smothering fish eggs, degrading water quality and affecting fishing success.

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Don't Spread Didymo

Please comply with the porous-soled wader ban, and wash your waders between visits to Missouri's trout waters.

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Use this map to find wader-washing station locations at Maramec Spring Trout Park.

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MDC bans porous-soled waders to help protect trout waters from invasive algae

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Porous-soled waders are prime suspects in human transport of “didymo,” or “rock snot.”

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MDC to hold public forums on preventing invasive “rock snot”

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This invasive alga smothers aquatic life vital to the food chain that supports fish such as trout.

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Find wader-washing station locations at Montauk Trout Park.

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