Article Courtesy of Sara Jerome | August 1st, 2016 | Water Online | Published as Educational Material
The Californian county of Santa Clara has started tapping into its backup reserves of water, not becuase of drought, but because of massive algal bloom. The district usually relies on water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta during the summer. Unfortunately, algal growth in the delta have rendered that supply foul-smelling and horrible-tasting. The county health department issued a warning to all those in the area, stating that residents should keep themselves and their pets from the vicinity of the algal bloom. Read more about it here.