Blue-Green Algae Threat in North Bay Waterways Returns as Temps Get Hotter

Jul 17, 2017

As the thermometer rises this summer, North Bay rivers and lakes might seem like a good place to cool off. But these warmer temperatures can also bring the threat of blue-green algae to our waterways. It contains a toxic bacteria harmful to people and animals. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

Blue-Green Algae looks very similar to other forms of algae.
Credit Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin

You can find a list of recently reported blue-green algae blooms at the California 'My Water Quality' website. To report a possible bloom in your area download the Bloomwatch app for iOS or Android smartphones.